A Certified Registered Nurse of Infusion (CRNI) is an exceptional nurse determined to push him- or herself to be ahead of the curve and on top of the newest developments in the infusion nursing field in order to ensure the best possible patient care. The CRNI is exposed to the newest advances and latest developments, technologies, and techniques within the infusion nursing specialty. CRNI’s are part of a global community of elite nurses from across multiple disciplines, including home care, pediatrics, oncology, and many more, who’ve demonstrated through certification that they are the most informed, and most highly qualified infusion nursing specialists. A CRNI is, first and foremost, an advocate for improving patient care.
INCC’s dual certifications and a proven track record of more than 30 years assure patients, employers, and peers that the CRNI credential is a credible and reliable method of validating a nurse’s experience in the specialty of infusion therapy.
Knowledge and Skills – In terms of these aspects a CRNNI is equipped in taking care of patients as they undergo comprehensive training in order for them to be certified. IV Certification training gives competency to nurses to perform nursing duties. A nurse with IV certification can also give assurance to patients as well as they can do the job with confidence.
Career Advancement – Getting an IV certificate can help you boost your medical career. Like any other jobs the more skills and expertise you have the better chances you will get a promotion or be in demand for a position. Most CRNI get favorable responses when applying for a promotion.
Compensation – The median annual Staff Nurse – RN – Infusion Therapy salary is $83,227, as of November 30, 2016, with a range usually between $75,167-$90,073, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors like location, type of healthcare he/she is working in, shift etc.
The Intravenous Nurses Society asserts that “intravenous nurse specialists will play an important role in the evolving health care environment … and should be involved in any practice setting where infusion therapies are delivered.”4 Certified IV nurses routinely participate in continuing education, and have access to the newest techniques, technologies and information that are essential to safe and effective IV therapy.
According to Sandy Maney, NCINS president-elect “Certification is key. Obtain your CRNI (certified registered nurse intravenous), it proves you have the knowledge and experience in this competitive and specialized field,”