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IV Therapy

The 30 hour post-graduate IV Therapy course is available to graduate Practical Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses. The curriculum meets the Florida Nurse Practice Act, F.S. 464, for the LPN to become IV Therapy certified in the State of Florida. Fluid and electrolyte balance, IV solutions, equipment utilized in IV therapy, venipuncture technique, IV medication administration techniques, complications of IV therapy and phlebotomy techniques make up the 30 hour course.

Students must complete a 12 hour online self-study packet prior to the first day of class. Please call the Health Science Education department for availability.

Upcoming Classes:
November 6-8, 2018 (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
November 13-15, 2018 (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.) Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday



30 hours
3 school days

Approximately $432
IV Therapy Fee Sheet

The mission of the Health Education Department at Fort Myers Technical College is to provide quality career education that will develop caring, compassionate, safe, skilled and dynamic healthcare practitioners prepared to meet the workforce demand. The faculty assesses each student’s abilities and talents thereby guiding the student toward achievement of his/her potential. Partnerships with members of the Southwest Florida healthcare community assure the success of the mission of the programs. By establishing learning situations in which the student can experience success, students achieve marketable skills, personal satisfaction, and career enhancement in healthcare.

  • Fluid & electolyte balance
  • IV solutions
  • Equipment utilized in IV therapy
  • Venipuncture technique
  • IV medication administration techniques
  • Complications of IV therapy
  • Phlebotomy techniques


  • Certificate of completion that allows LPN's to perform advanced IV therapy per Florida Nurse Practice Act, F.S. 464
  • IV practice sticks

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$31,553 - $53,706 annually. Actual wages vary according to education, experience, and certifications.
  • Hospitals
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home health
  • Convenient care facilities
  • Doctor's offices

Steps to Enroll

Must be a recent graduate nurse or licensed nurse to take this course. The course website is: IV Prerequisites

Please access this website and complete the MANDATORY pre-course practice test PRIOR to the first day of class. This must be completed, printed, and turned in to the instructor at 8 a.m. the FIRST day of class. You will not be allowed to take the course without it and must register for the next course offered.




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