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This is a discussion on Any wellness screener nurses? in LPN / LVN Corner, part of General Nursing ... Hi, I've been an LPN since '08, but haven't worked much to be a stay at home mom. I've worked here...by andreasmom02 Dec 27, '12Hi, I've been an LPN since '08, but haven't worked much to be a stay at home mom. I've worked here & there in clinic settings, but am currently not working again to be home with my kids. My husband and I don't really have much childcare help, so it's just me to watch our children. However, I do keep my LPN license & CPR card active & am able to work.
Anyway, I've been considering taking a class to be a wellness screener. It's just a one day siminar to teach nurses, phlebotomists, & medical assistants how to use a cholesterol check machine, finger sticks, and how to teach people to be aware of high BP, high cholesterol etc. After the class is over, you get a wellness screener certification. Even though I'm already an LPN & can do all of this, I thought getting the certification might help me land a job, as I haven't worked much. As a wellness screener I could then do wellness screenings for companies for their employees. I thought the hours would be good for me as a stay at home mom.
I was just wondering if there are any other LPN's who have worked in this line of work? If so what was it like? Did you get many hours? Thanks!
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- Dec 28, '12 by 1pinknurseI did it temporarily but I wasn't certified as my temp agency trained us on the machines. I worked about 15 hrs a week & the work or need wasn't consistent. I did enjoy it though.
- Dec 29, '12 by andreasmom02Hi 1pinknurse. Thanks for your reply. Did you do employee health screenings? Were you able to set your own hours?
- Dec 29, '12 by 1pinknurseYes, they were called Wellness Screenings. Because the hours were minimal, I worked whatever hours they gave me.
- Dec 30, '12 by nurseywifeymommy1I've never heard of it- but it sounds interesting.
- Jan 2 by t220cI have done this through a company this year and I did not have a certification. I worked as the heath educator at the screenings going over the patients results. I worked maybe twice a month 4-5 hrs each day. We traveled to worksites and conducted health screenings.