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Where to start to become a picc ml nurse? I am planning to take the class but will there be hospitals willing to train or do a supervised training? I’m in NY/NJ area. I have 3 yrs of bedside exp.

March 21st, 2023

For PICC -line placement certification is a three day class in a classroom setting with hands on a dummy.
Then after you go back to your hospital setting then you have a supervised clinical access for three weeks. The vascular lead nurse can check you you off. Then the hospital can send your paper work to national certification data just like ACLS

April 11th, 2024

I fyou are planning to take the course you shpi;d have sticks included so that whwn you complete the course with a certificate you would be up and running, only as you may know hospitals have their particular policies but nothing differs from your course and practicum.
As far as where you would;d be hired that depends on the usage of picc lines. In your 3 years of experience at the bedside have you done IV's , that may make it somewhat difficult to obtain employment as a certified PICC nurse.
IO wish you luck in your future emdeavors

March 7th, 2024

I worked 5 years in short stay and endo and had IV skills and was considered one of the strongest in my department. I applied for VAT and got the job and all PICC and ML training was on the job. PICC isn't as simple as learning the skill in a class and requires a lot of oversight afterward as well until you're comfortable with the skill. I've been in VAT for 5 years and they began training me after about 6 months. The first 6 months you're just bolstering your skills.

June 19th, 2023

I would suggest that you speak with nursing education at the facility that you work in. It can be difficult to get superviaed insertions, unless the class you are taking offers them as an add-on feature (of course with and additional fee).

April 11th, 2023

The class, particularly an in-person class, will
help once you have a position. However, it is uncommon for a hospital to allow someone who is not an employee to come in and provide hands-on care for their patients, especially as a training experience. Many people have taken the class with the intention of getting experience and then working independently, but have failed to find a place to train. It is most effective to get a position on a vascular access team, and develop the skills under the tutelage and management of that team. You still need the class. There is a lot of knowledge that one acquires in this process, as well as the USG skill. It is a fun and challenging specialty. Good luck!

August 5th, 2022

I have 3 yrs experience at pediatric hospital

August 1st, 2022

Yes, around more than 1 years

August 1st, 2022


July 31st, 2022

I am not sure about the east coast, but in Cali u can get certified at a company and if u apply and get hired with them they will train u the hands on portion. Other hospitals like Kaiser will accept that cert and train within the hospital. It all depends on where u are applying and if they hospital is willing to train or they want previous experience.

Search for some PICC RN jobs in the area and call their departments to find out the what they are willing to offer.

March 31st, 2022

Hello. I’ve been a PICC RN x 5 years. In Florida the class isn’t necessary and the only way to learn is to get the PICC nurse at a hospital to teach you. I wouldn’t waste time on the class. Additionally they might teach things, in the class, that are not the gold standard and you def do not want to pick up bad habits.