Intravenous Therapy Education and Training Programs

Intravenous Therapy Education and Training Programs
By: Infusion Therapy Institute – Excellence in Intravenous Therapy Education


Basis and advanced comprehensive hands-on training programs are prepared according to the Infusion Nursing Society’s Standards of Practice and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

Who should attend: RNs, LPNs, new graduates, and allied healthcare professionals with little or no experience in IV therapy, and those who are longing to advance their career by obtaining in depth knowledge and precise skills to successfully insert and maintain vascular access devices.

Customized on-site Programs tailored to your facility’s needs and your clinicians, skills and experience are available at your locations.

Upcoming Events, Dates and Locations
Please log in and refer to upcoming events for additional programs, dates and locations, fees and objectives.

Intravenous Therapy Certification program
16.0 CE Contact hours

March 31- April 1, 2014 》Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, MI
April 24 – 25, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, IL
April 29-30, 2014 》Hilton Garden Inn, Uptown Charlotte, NC
June 18 – 19, 2014 》Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
September 25 – 26, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, IL
November 6 – 7, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, I
Ultrasound Guided PICC Insertion Training
12.0 CE Contact hours    
March 13 – 14, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, IL
April 2-3, 2014 》Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, MI
October 14 – 15, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, IL
Advanced Infusion Nursing Program
16.0 CE Contact hours
March 17 – 18, 2014 Ramada San Jose, CA
Home Infusion Nursing Program
8.0 CE Contact hours
March 12, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, IL
May 15, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, IL
October 12, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, IL
IV Skill Enhancement Workshop
4.0 CE Contact hours
April 22, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, IL
October 16, 2014 》Infusion Institute, Des Plaines, IL

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16135. Provider is also a continuing education sponsor approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulations. License No: 236.000070


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10 Tips to Beat Anxiety When Taking the NCLEX Exam!!

By: Sue Heacock 

Whether you’re taking a short quiz or the NCLEX exam, you’re sure to encounter test anxiety. It is that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach that makes you feel that you will inevitably fail, no matter what. It is the physical tension and the headache that creeps up on you as the big test draws near. It is that overwhelming “knowledge” that failing this single test will negatively impact the rest of your life.

So what can you do to conquer this fear? Here are 10 tips:

  1. Be prepared.  Nothing conquers anxiety more than confidence. Nothing builds confidence better than preparation. But how can you prepare?
  2. Study effectively.  When preparing for a test, especially in nursing, a student often feels overwhelmed. There is just too much information and so little time. So start studying the day you get the test date. Begin by investing some time organizing. Break the information into several subcategories and study only one block of information at each study session. Schedule manageable study sessions into each day, say after your nursing classes, and don’t let anything deter you from your schedule. And no, organizing your sock drawer or going out with friends for a quick dinner are not valid reasons to break your study schedule!
  3. Eat and sleep well.  Make sure to get a good night’s sleep and have a well-balanced, light meal before you take the test. Junk food or energy drinks are not replacements here! Don’t overeat or under sleep.
  4. Leave the notes at home and have no time for chit-chat.  You are ready. Don’t create stress by attempting last-minute studying, especially for the NCLEX exam. This will increase anxiety and leave you second-guessing what you know. Don’t study with your peers immediately prior to the test either. They may not be as prepared as you and their anxiety can rub off on you. You don’t want that since you are ready and focused.
  5. Take a breather.  Right before beginning the test, take three deep breaths, then go for it! As you do, think positively. Positive thoughts lead to positive results.
  6. Answer the ones you know first.  Okay, you have confidently mastered all of the information but now look at the first questions and draw a blank. Don’t worry, quickly move past any questions you are unsure of without giving them any thought. Finish the questions you know and go back to the ones you skipped last.
  7. It is not a race.  Don’t get uneasy because you are not the first or may even be the last to finish. Slow and steady wins the race. Focus on your test, not on what your peers are doing. There is usually no trophy for being the first one done.
  8. I can do this.  As you breeze through the test, continually focus on the confidence of your answers and how well you are doing. Drown out the negative with the positive.
  9. No check please.  When you have finished the questions you know, go back and complete the ones you skipped at first glance. Now, get up and turn in the test. Don’t go back over every answer and start second guessing yourself.
  10. Celebrate.  You prepared your best and scored your best so don’t obsess over your performance. Enjoy the rest of your day and think about the fact that you are one step closer from being a nursing student to a successful nurse. Most importantly, celebrate the “A” when you get the NCLEX exam or the test results back.




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The Life of a Male Nurse

Life as a Nurse – the Male Perspective

by……Nurse Together.Com

I had never considered dying until I became a nurse. I had no idea what to expect when I signed up to start my nurse training. However, talking to people who were dying taught me a huge amount, as did some of the stereotypes that went with being a man working as a nurse.

Being a “Male Nurse”

It has never ceased to fascinate me that of all people from all professions, nursing appears to be the only one where people feel the need to point out what sex you are if you are a man. When I told people I was a nurse many people used to say to me, “Oh, you’re a male nurse!”

If you were addressing a teacher, solicitor, mechanic or secretary, for example, would you say, “Oh, you’re a male or female solicitor?” Most people would not. Yet, for some reason, being a male within the nursing profession often prompts people to clarify that you are, in fact, still a man!

From Hospital to Hollywood

I once ended up in the audience of “Family Feud,” which I happened to find myself at during a trip to LA several years ago. When I volunteered for the interval game where the audience got involved, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

Our ever-smiling hosts lined up five of us and told us that we would be playing pass the pizza. If you happened to be holding the pizza base — which was passed amongst us — when the music stopped, you had a bucket of pizza toppings poured over your head.

“What do you do for a living?” I was asked. I told our smiling presenter that I was a nurse.

“Oh, you’re a male nurse!” was our host’s reply. At this point I put my hand down my trousers as if to check and answered, “Yes, I still am.”

It Can Sometimes End Up in a Mess

Although this gained me a few laughs from the crowd and fellow contestants, it also ensured that I was the first person holding the pizza base when the music stopped. I was subsequently covered with “the works.”

Throughout my nursing career, which spanned 13 years and 3 continents, I found being male was an advantage. Yes, it did mean I was generally the first to be called if lifting needed to be done or potential trouble was starting; but it taught me to be very good in explaining things simply and negotiating with people, who were sometimes psychotic.

Other Advantages to Being a Nurse and a Man

The most obvious thing became very apparent, very quickly, is the large ratio of women to men in the profession. When I trained there were 100 people in our set, 20 of which were men, eight of who were gay.

This meant, in practical terms, that I received a lot of female attention in the nurses’ home. For someone who was very shy and didn’t previously have much luck with ladies, this was a very liberating experience that did wonders for my self-confidence.

As a man and a nurse it is part of the package to have your sexuality questioned regularly. This will either make you or break you as a character and set you up well in life. It teaches core skills like empathy, diplomacy and discernment, whilst ensuring that you will gain a range of life experiences that will set you up well for the rest of your life.

Nurses Week: Educating, Empowering, & Enhancing

This week we celebrate the nurses who educate, empower, & enhance the nursing profession. Each day this week we will showcase a nurse interview. With this blog, we hope to bring nursing closer together by uplifting each other through personal stories.

How long have you been a nurse? Is it your 1st or 2nd career?


Accomplished Dean of Instructional Programs with 20 plus years of experience in higher education administration. I have demonstrated success in the following areas: A clear vision for  follow through leadership, directing and evaluating staff members; develop and implementation of health programs curriculum with student’s learning outcomes and competencies; working with a diverse students; develop and implement strategic plan, recommends allocation of resources and evaluates accomplishments; As an Administrative Nurse Manager I were responsible for providing leadership and clinical oversight, and ensuring delivery of evidence-based practice by professional nursing personnel and other staff in designated area of responsibility; I have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse administration, staff and the community; team management; interpersonal skills; the ability to think creatively, strategically and proactively; the promotion of diversity; the ability to manage complex budgets with budget driven focus; foster student centered learning; excellent writing and communication skills; ability to lead through a period of rapid change and growth.

What is your highest degree? Are you currently in school?



Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership, Argosy University

Atlanta, Georgia   

Education Specialist, Education Leadership, Argosy University

Atlanta, Georgia

Master of Science Administration, Area of Concentration-Health

Service Administration

Central Michigan University, Michigan,

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of South Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Associate Degree in Nursing, Mississippi Valley State University,

Itta Bena, Mississippi

What is your current position/specialty?

Atlanta Technical Institute                          Atlanta, GA               09/93 – Present

Atlanta Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, located in the city of Atlanta, is an accredited institution of higher education that provides affordable lifelong learning opportunities, associate degrees, diplomas, technical certificates of credit, customized business and industry training, continuing education and other learning services using state-of-the-art technology. The integration of academics and applied career preparation to enhance student learning is essential in meeting the workforce demands and economic development needs of the people, businesses, and communities of Fulton and Clayton Counties.

Dean of Health and Public Safety Technologies Division (07/04 – Present)

Dean of Health and Public Safety Technologies Division: Skilled Trades Division (07/04 – 07/07

Director of Health Occupation Division: Human Services Division (09/99 – 2004)

Department Chairperson, Practical Nursing Program (09/97 – 1999)

Vocational Instructor, Practical Nursing Program (09/93 – 1997)

What areas of nursing have you worked in?

Higher Education, Psychiatric, Medical Surgical, Dialysis

What have been your fondest memories during your nursing career?

Teaching in higher education & building and developing of health career   programs.

What are your professional nursing goals?

To start a Healthcare Career Training Center to educate and develop

Healthcare career paths for persons to enter the health care profession.

How do you feel about the “BSN in 10” law?

I believe that you must have standards in all profession. This requirement will set a standard. We have to think will it be effective for the care of all citizens urban and rural. I do not believe it will solve our ever-changing needs to improve healthcare across the country.

Where do you see nursing headed in the next 5 years?

Aging baby boomer means demands on the healthcare system will only increase in the coming years thus, we will continue to be facing a shortage of nurses to serve the needs of the healthcare industry. Aging baby boomers mean demands on the healthcare system will only increase in the coming years.

Aging baby boomers mean demands on the healthcare system will only increase in the coming year.

What do you think are challenges facing the nursing profession? Current and future?

We have a shortage of nurse educators to teach and train the next generation of nurses.

How do you feel about the new graduate nurses and their transition from nursing school to the field?

Graduates of two-year nursing programs are struggling to adjust from the theoretical to the practical. We as educator must ensure that the entrance level nurse is ready to enter the workforce and be ready for the daily practical application for which we have prepare them for in the classroom and clinical experience.

At the same time, graduates of two-year nursing programs are struggling to adjust from the theoretical to the practical.

If you weren’t a nurse, what would be your profession?

WOW, this is a hard question to answer. I want to say a professional dancerJ

What is your personal and/or professional mission statement?

I am an educator from the heart. I am passionate about supporting the growth and education of others in whatever context that might be. I am a strong advocate for empowerment of others to be the best they can be, I also believe that no one should determine another person’s destiny. We are here to support and encourage others to be the best they can be. I am part of a larger community as such, I will strive, always, to encourage and support the dreams and aspirations of others, learn about others, and contribute to the betterment of my community. 


  • Have a proven track record of program development by growing the division from four Allied Health programs to twenty-five Allied Health programs;
  • Manage Health Program’s (Occupational Therapy, Surgical Technology, Dental Hygiene, Radiological Technology, Medical Assisting, EMT/Paramedic, Health Information Technology, Practical Nursing, and Physical Therapy) self study, accreditation process and program’s annual reports.
  • Coordinates and implements plans and procedures to meet criteria for college wide accreditation.
  • Taken Initiative to serve on the State of Georgia Board of Nursing and collaborated with the Department of Human Resources in developing the Qualified Medication Profession for the State of Georgia;
  • Demonstrated the ability to interface with architects and planners in developing a $14 million state of the art Allied Health Facility and Health Lab for the Hapeville Charter Career Academy High School; 
  • Perform detail reports and served as liaison in coordinating instructional curriculum delivery for a 2 million dollar community based healthcare job training project by the Department of Labor for Allied Health Programs;
  • Rebuilt and rejuvenated leadership staff into unified, top performing, highly motivated team with successful outcomes for student’s performance on required board examination;
  • Expand Allied Health programs into the local community market, delivering exceptionally with student retention rates 35%, graduation rates 89% and placement rates 98%.
  • Provides communication to accredited institutions and other accrediting bodies of accreditation actions regarding programs accreditation and programs annual reports.

Constance Russell, Ed.D, MSA, BSN, RN

Dean of Instruction



  • CPR Certification
  • PPD Testing to the public
  • LPN  NCLEX Review                        
  • RN    NCLEX Review
  • PTCB Exam Review Course ( National Pharmacy Technician Exam)
  • Allied Health Programs Curriculum Design
  • Health Wellness Education Workshops

For the above services, please call: 678-561-HCTC (4282)

Thank you for all your support……