I have just been hired as a treatment nurse at a LTF and want to know if there are any places that will certify and further educate an LPN. WOC and WOCN only educate RN's and I am really needing to find one that will work with an LPN. This job is very important to me and the facilty I am working with has just thrown me out there. Any help would be invaluable to me as I want to do a good job and excel in this field and I really want my patients to progress so can you help me please. I have searched everywhere online and can only find accredited schools
that only work with RN's. I am making connections with my reps but I really need hands on and online education to become all I want to be.
Thanks in advance...I really don't want to fail my patience due to ignorance
Jun 17, '09
i hope someone here can help you. I was a treatment nurse about 10 years ago ( ah hem) and i had a LPN working with me. She could not work unless supervised by a RN. I had to go with her to measure wounds and i wrote treatment orders. wayyy back then LPN's could not be certified because they had to be supervised by a RN. i am sure things have changed and maybe LPN's can be certified. i wish you luck in wound care, i did it for about 6 mos..lol.... not cut out for it... i was never certified but.... nursing has evolved and i am sure you will get alot of help. take care and good luck in your new job , we need more nurses like you !!
Last edit by ohmeowzer RN on Jun 17, '09