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Debbie Dunlavey
certification for picc line nurses

Is there a cetification test that picc line nurses can take and hold a certification for inserting picc/midlines such as the CEN for emergency nurses etc.

Debbie

lynncrni
No, certification is a

No, certification is a voluntary process administered by a professional organization. It involves taking a written test. Once the individual passes such as test it indicates that you have mastered an advanced body of knowledge in a given specialty. Certification is not offered for a procedure. Many education companies use this word to indicate you have completed their learning process and they give a certification of completion or certificate of attendance but this is not a certification. Currently, nurses who insert PICCs hold any number of national certifications such as infusion therapy, parenteral and enteral nutrition, and oncology.  

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI

www.hadawayassociates.com

Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., NPD-BC, CRNI

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257

Website http://www.hadawayassociates.com

Office Phone 770-358-7861

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