Happy IV Nurses Day!

INS celebrates IV Nurse Day each year on January 25th, to recognize the decades of continuing education, advocacy, and professional development that have driven the infusion specialty. This year’s theme, “INS Strong,” speaks to what makes INS and our members so strong – initiatives, nurses, and standards.
In honor of today, we asked you to send us your photos and boy did you all deliver! We hope this video makes your day a little brighter and shows our appreciation for you!

New Webinar- February 16

The current opioid epidemic has caused a public health crisis in the spread of blood-borne pathogens and infections in people who inject drugs (PWID). Participants will come away with a better understanding of the scope of the crisis and will be able to apply their expertise when caring for patients.

Registration Now Open

Join us for our exciting and informative 2-day virtual symposium which addresses several challenging aspects involved in the delivery of infusion therapy. Supported through an educational grant from 3M, the program will be presented virtually on March 2-3, 2022, and then be available on-demand in the INS LEARNING CENTER. 5 contact hours and 10 CRNI recertification units (RUs) will be awarded for completion of the program.


Join us on June 4–7, 2022 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida, and connect live with members of the infusion specialty. The academically rigorous sessions will challenge you and increase your expertise. Visit the website to learn more about registration, hotel reservations, and who will be exhibiting with us!

New Podcast Episode Out Now!

Is the approach to infection prevention and control in the home care setting different during the pandemic? Listen as Mary McGoldrick, home care and hospice consultant, discusses this important topic. 

INS joins other allied organizations to urge FDA, state boards of pharmacy, to investigate and regulate direct access infusion businesses

As organizations invested in the safe and effective administration of infused medications to patients with acute and chronic medical conditions, we are highly devoted to ensuring the availability of these products and their safe administration to patients with legitimate medical needs. However, considering the recent growth in unregulated “hangover clinics” serving patients absent the recommendation of a licensed physician, we share the concern that these entities are compromising both the availability of scarce medical resources and the reputational integrity of accredited medical providers.

Congratulations to our new Board Members taking office in 2022

  • Inez Nichols

  • Pamela McIntyre

Learning Center

The LEARNING CENTER is our comprehensive online learning platform with more than 100 educational offerings. Ask clinical questions, get infusion news, listen to podcasts and much more!


INS conferences provide the opportunity to learn directly from infusion experts, get hands-on access to the latest technologies and share your experience with other infusion nursing professionals.


INS publications provide timely, informative, and thought-provoking content that keep you informed on the latest news and developments in the infusion specialty.

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Who are Infusion Nurses?

An infusion nurse is a registered nurse who specializes in the practice of infusion therapy. The infusion nurse’s primary focus is patient safety demonstrated through the comprehensive management of all patient infusion needs, including: planning for and inserting the vascular access device (VAD); managing and administering the therapeutic treatment regimen; recognizing and managing complications; and overseeing the conclusion of treatment and VAD discontinuation.

Infusion therapy, the administration of medications or fluids intravenously, is delivered in all health care settings, across the spectrum of care to all age groups and patient populations. Infusion therapy is essential when the patient’s medical treatment must be intravenous and cannot be accomplished by other routes of administration. Infusion nurses are essential in coordinating patient care in collaboration with the interprofessional health care team. As an integral part of the health care team, the infusion nurse remains dedicated to evidence-based practice and improving patient outcomes.

Infusion nurses specialize in infusion therapy practice and often strive for certification. Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI®) certification demonstrates knowledge and expertise within the specialty and validates the nurse’s clinical background experience. The certified infusion nurse is a leader who is dedicated to ongoing professional development, endeavors to remain current in the practice of infusion therapy and adheres to the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice.

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Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy

INS is proud to introduce the new Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy (FIT) Program! FIT is an online, interactive platform that offers an enhanced learning experience through audio, video and 3D graphic presentations. The program features 8 learning modules that take the participant, step by step, through the essential elements of Infusion therapy. Developed in alignment with INS’ Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, FIT is a valuable tool for students and practitioners at all levels of the Infusion Nursing specialty.

Learn more about the Fundamentals of Infusion Therapy (FIT) Program

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Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice

Available for purchase in the INS bookstore

INS’ most recognized publication, the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice provides the framework to define and develop organizational infusion-based policies and procedures for all practice settings.

INS Policies and Procedures Covers

Policies and Procedures for Infusion Therapy- Now Available

Available for purchase in the INS bookstore

Policies and Procedures for Infusion Therapy family of resources, provides a consistent, step-by-step guide to infusion procedures, enhancing your knowledge, understanding, and practice of infusion nursing.

CRNI® Exam Study Guide & Practice Questions

CRNI® Exam Study Guide and Practice Questions

The comprehensive CRNI® Study Guide includes 125 sample questions, answers and rationales that will help prepare candidates for the CRNI® Exam.

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The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is an international nonprofit organization representing infusion nurses and other clinicians  who are engaged in the specialty practice of infusion therapy.
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