In Vitro Fertilization Nurse


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BASIC DESCRIPTION

Acting as coaches, guides, and support, in vitro fertilization (IVF) nurses assist patients in streamlining the processes involved in IVF. They coordinate diagnostic and treatment schedules and educate patients and their partners about medication administration, testing preparation, and specimen collection.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

A registered nurse license required.

CORE COMPETENCIES/SKILLS NEEDED

■ Knowledge of Food and Drug Administration regulations regarding fertility treatments
■ Excellent organization and communication skills
■ Knowledge of diagnostic procedures and treatments and latest evidence-based information related to fertility and fertility treatment

RELATED WEB SITES AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

■ Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (www.socrei.org)
■ Resolve: The National Infertility Association (www.resolve.org)
■ Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (www.sart.org)

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