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Infection Control Nurses

Infection prevention nurses who are most commonly referred to as infection control nurses are given special training in helping the hospitals and other health care facilities to decrease the patient infections and avoid any spreading of communicable diseases. The nurse is given the responsibility of designing a plan in which proper instructions for the other nurses and staff or health care are laid out. The main instructions comprise of implementation of appropriate sanitation and hand-washing methods along with the identification of any infectious elements from the patients’ bacterial cultures which can be resulted from the way in which the patient’s health care was managed. It is the infection control nurse duty to ensure that it notifies at the branch of Centers for Disease Control that is nearest to the health care facility in case any infectious disease has erupted such as Swine flu.


• Education Criteria for Infection Control Nurses:

In order to become the Infection Control Nurse, the first step is the completion of nursing education program from an accredited institution and the most common way is to obtain either a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN). The least preferred degree is the diploma in a nursing program which is usually offered by many hospitals. Once the nursing program is completed, the next step is to pass the exam “NCLEX” that stands for National Council Licensure Examination so that the nurse can get the license of practicing in the particular state. It is important to get certification from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. so that the career of the nurses can progress ahead.


• How Much Usually an Infection Control Nurse Earns?

The market outlook for Infection Control nurses is bright and it is among the niche career for the nurses. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is expected that the number of registered nurses will increase drastically in the next ten years and the annual salary range of the Infection Control nurses is in between $52,809 and $69,048.


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