Any specialty type LVN's ?? what's yours? - page 2

I had spoken to a LVN who has been in the field for 22 years. She was telling me if you want to go above and beyond as a LVN and even increase your salary is to "specialize" in something to stand... Read More

  1. by   Proverbs16:24
    @caliboy
    Great info

    @lady
    Thanks for the info
  2. by   Proverbs16:24
    @caliboy760

    Hi, how is everything? Are you still working in wound care?
  3. by   CaliBoy760
    I'm no longer at the VA, but I'm in line for two different positions in San Diego and Palm Springs. Both are Hyperbaric LVN positions.
  4. by   Proverbs16:24
    Wow, two places at opposite ends of the world. lol jk. Sounds good! San Diego is a beautiful place. The reason I ask is because I'm in the prevn class in hopes to get lvn program and already thinking about specialties for a new grad. I'm interested in private duty pediatrics because I love babies , but the speciality that you do for a living (wound care) also intrigues me to the fullest. I sense that wound care is not for everyone and you must have a good stomach so I've read. Lol. I feel like burns/wounds won't be a issue to see because I was fascinated dissecting the cat in anatomy. I was the only one in my lab group super excited to cut open the cat and find different body parts and muscles.
    Do you know if you can shadow a nurse in the burn unit?
    Last edit by Proverbs16:24 on Oct 26, '14
  5. by   serenity67
    I have my national certification in Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing (CHPLN).
  6. by   vintagemother
    I'm not sure if I'm really a "specialty nurse LVN" I am a new grad LVN who landed in psychiatric nursing. I love my job. I enjoy the work I do. No certs were required for me to get this job. But I applied my skills and knowledge. I'm doing well, according to my supervisors.

    Salary is in low $20's / hr.

    My "specialty" began as an LVN, I worked dementia care and those with dual diagnosis : eg a medical issue plus a psych issue and usually a drug dependence issue. No experience was required, but the desire to learn and an affinity to help those with psych needs was helpful.
  7. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from vintagemother
    I'm not sure if I'm really a "specialty nurse LVN" I am a new grad LVN who landed in psychiatric nursing. I love my job. I enjoy the work I do. No certs were required for me to get this job. But I applied my skills and knowledge. I'm doing well, according to my supervisors.

    Salary is in low $20's / hr.

    My "specialty" began as an LVN, I worked dementia care and those with dual diagnosis : eg a medical issue plus a psych issue and usually a drug dependence issue. No experience was required, but the desire to learn and an affinity to help those with psych needs was helpful.
    Your specialty is psych.

    Own it!
  8. by   Jen_Loves_Nursing
    I do private duty. C4 quagmire who is vent dependant.
  9. by   EMR*LPN
    I train MDs, nurses and ancillary staff in Epic EMR. I started doing it when I got fired from the AL facility is used to work at. The pay is exceptional, but the field is becoming saturated with internal employees who get credentialed before the implementation, and then think they can do better as a consultant.
    Prior to EMR training, I Worked primarily with geriatrics for 26 years.
  10. by   kab459
    Thanks for this reference. I'm a nursing home LPN and a hospice volunteer. Seems like a natural progression of my interests. Did not know about this certification - really appreciate your sharing!
  11. by   TheCommuter
    Here are other specialties for LPNs that I have not seen mentioned:

    1. MDS nurse (material data set)
    2. Wound care clinician
    3. Staffing coordinator
    4. Infection control nurse
    5. Developmental disabilities nurse
    6. Occupational health nurse
    7. Case management nurse
    8. Director of wellness (assisted living)
    9. Instructor of CNA and MA programs
    10. Nurse entrepreneur (massage therapy, pulmonary supplies, etc)
    11. Jail / prison / correctional nurse
    12. Orthopedic nurse
  12. by   PomMom65
    Hospice. As an LPN you can get a hospice certification.
  13. by   Mainergal2000
    The only thing is it's hard to get specialized in some of those. I would love to do wound care but they are turning that over to RNs. They want you to be certified but you have to have a years experience to get certified. Frustrating.

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