Geriatric Certification

  1. I am very interested in obtaining a geriatric certification at this point in my career. I was wondering if anyone out there has info on LPN certification. I have found a few sites with info for RN certification only, but am not having any luck with finding anything for LPN's. I'd appreciate any input you may have. Thanks!
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  3. by   CoachCathy
    I know that there is a certification in geriatrics for LPNs (and actually one for CNAs as well). I used to have the information, back when I was SDC-ing it. I'll try to dig it up and post it as soon as I find it!!
  4. by   CoachCathy
    try www.nflpn.org - they offer certifications for both IVs and geriatrics for LPNs - good luck!
  5. by   wayneskrit
    Quote from BethanyJ
    I am very interested in obtaining a geriatric certification at this point in my career. I was wondering if anyone out there has info on LPN certification. I have found a few sites with info for RN certification only, but am not having any luck with finding anything for LPN's. I'd appreciate any input you may have. Thanks!
    bethany, can you direct me to the geri cert sites for RNs
  6. by   suebird3
    I am also interested in the RN sites. Point me in the right direction!
  7. by   FROGGYLEGS
    NAPNES has certifications for LPNs in either long-term care or pharmacology. You can get detailed information on either at the NAPNES website.

    I looked into certification through both NAPNES and the NFLPN a while back but never persued it. Its sort of odd to see this subject come up as I have been putting a lot of thought into it the past few days.

    I just wonder if these certifications would really be recognized by employers.

    I have an IV certification that my employer sent me through (not NFLPN) . I rarely use those skills in the environment I work in, but it has seemed to be looked at as a plus at interviews. With all of the LPNs I've worked with I can't think of anybody that I knew was certified in any other area.

    Any LPNs here have one of the certifications? If so has it been a plus for you?
  8. by   dinkymouse
    http://www.geronurseonline.org/index..._section_id=64
    I found this from google and you can take it online 6 days a week
  9. by   txspadequeenRN
    I was wanting to take this test. Has anyone done it? It seems like a complicated process.
  10. by   butmeg54
    I would also like to become certified in geriatrics as an RN. If anyone has information I would be appreciative.
    thanks from the state that is high in the middle and round on both ends!:chuckle
  11. by   funnynurse
    ANCC offers certification for RN's. Test is very expensive though. I thought about getting certified for my own benefit, but like another post mentioned, would employers really pay any extra for this? Especially in LTC where everything seems to be cut anyway. Good Luck.
  12. by   JKDON
    I am awaiting the testing for certification. I sent my $ in January. They wrote back early Feb to verify my Association affiliation and to get proof of my degree. No word yet, and I don't know how long it will take. No one will call me back. ANyone know if it takes months to get this done?
    The test looked really not too bad and I did the online prep through NYU Hartford and they have a sample test with answers.
    JK
  13. by   CapeCodMermaid
    I took and passed the test by the ANCC ten years ago...it cost a lot of money and to keep the certification, you have to take 75 hours of CEU's and pay MORE money. Since all it got me was another initial on my name tag, I didn't think it was worth the hassle to renew it. I've never worked for a place where they a) either pay you to become certified, or b) pay you more because you ARE certified.
  14. by   rouqie
    I just wanted to add that I am a recently graduated RN who loves geriatrics. I have been working in this field since I was 17. I am currently 25 and find this to be the most rewarding field yet. But I did want to add that sadly a few of the RN's that I work with are Geriatric certified and they aren't making any extra money. Not saying that's every where but at least it's not at my work.

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Geriatric Certification