Needles and IVs are phobias for many, but Rend Lake College’s Nursing Program now offers a course to help nurses develop and improve their skills and set patients at ease.
"Intravenous Therapy for Nurses" is a three-credit-hour course which will be offered to registered nurses and licensed practical nurses. Students will meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on four Saturdays -- June 12, 19 and 26 and July 10 -- in Science Building Room 132 at the Ina campus. Clinicals will be scheduled in July.
Certification for LPNs will be available at the end of the course (RNs do not require certification to initiate IV therapy or to administer IV medications). This nationally recognized certification is provided by Educational Resources Inc. and involves taking a test, which costs $275.
Space for the class is limited. Contributing instructors include Associate Degree Nursing Professor Saundra Lipe, Practical Nursing Instructor Kelli Lewis, ADN Instructor Vicki Seeburger, ADN Professor Debbie Benns and Associate Practical Nursing Professor Trish Bennett-Minor.
For more information or to register, contact Rend Lake College’s Allied Health Division at (618) 437-5321, Ext. 1251, or call toll-free (in-district only) at 1-800-369-5321.