Any specialty type LVN's ?? what's yours?

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    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 out. She said she specialized in the Vent. Because not a lot of LVN's wanted to do it so she always had work. Any specialty LVN's? What's your salary? How did you get started in that field?
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    I was a LPN for 7 years; I worked with vent adults as children, Rehab (spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury), and Home Health. I also conducted medical chart reviews, classified as nursing informatics, another specialty. I also was IV therapy competent, accessed PICC lines and Broviacs. I also did wound care.
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    My specialty is only geriatrics ..ltc.....dementia...Alzheimer's ...sundowners.....my specialty is caring for those that spit and kick....why u may ask??..because I love it.....the pay is OK...20 bucks a hour.....but I moved to city from rural Ohio and made 14 for doing the same thing.....and I want to go back....cause I also love being who I am....a hillbilly..also I know there will be more and more diagnosis of Alzheimer's and dementia related to baby boomers getting it...I'll always have plenty of work..and honestly I don't think the majority of these young nurses that graduate want to go into that type of nursing.....godbless
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    Thanks everyone for your great stories!I love to read the expansion of beingA LVN than the norm. (No offense) Anyone does private duty pediactrics vent?? I read there's a vent training that's required to be certified but you have to have g-tube/trach experience first. How can Lvn student gain that while in school?I currently work as a cna at a rehab Hospital. Psych and CD "chemical dependency'
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    I worked in PD Peds with vents; you have to be a LPN/LVN first; or needs to be extensive as well.
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    I love hearing when LVNs find something they really gravitate to and specialize in it. I feel like it really helps you stand out. I specialize in Ophthalmology, generally surgical Ophthalmology. There are not a lot of LVNs in this field and I think it's helped me career wise.
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    I am a Hyperbaric Nurse (LVN), which is what I was trained to do in the Air Force minus the nursing license. I make $30.00 per hour as a VA private contractor. There are certainly not many nurses that specialize in Hyperbaric Medicine so I think it's much more lucrative than a garden variety nurse (LVN or RN).
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    @Ladyfree28 When you became a LVN, how did you get gtube/trach experience? @caliboy760I see you're in so cal. Me too. What part? I like to networkHow did u get your foot in the door?Thanks everyone!
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    I got my trach/vent traing through the home care agency that I worked at; they sent me to a trach/vent class at an outside agency for four days. I then had an additional 16 hours with a seasoned T/V nurse.
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    Quote from CaliBoy760
    I am a Hyperbaric Nurse (LVN), which is what I was trained to do in the Air Force minus the nursing license. I make $30.00 per hour as a VA private contractor. There are certainly not many nurses that specialize in Hyperbaric Medicine so I think it's much more lucrative than a garden variety nurse (LVN or RN).
    What do you do as a hyperbaric nurse. Can we get a peek into your day? What are the hours like? Thanks!


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