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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.


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

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

Lynn Hadaway Associates, Inc.

PO Box 10

Milner, GA 30257


Office Phone 770-358-7861

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