How do I get IV certified?

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    Hi,
    I'm in a LPN class in North Carolina and I was wondering where and how I get IV Certified? I believe ( I don't know for sure so I apologize) that you have to have one to work med/surge in this area, and I soooo do not want to do the nursing home route. Any information would be much appreciated.
    thanks
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    Eka,
    I live in east TN and when I was in LPN school we had one day of training on IV's but did not recieve a certificate or anything like that. However, when I graduated school and went to work Med/Surg at a local hospital they let me do IV's without a certificate after someone showed me how and I watched her for a while. They required an IV course that they offered for free but they only had it a few times a year and you had to go when the time came around for it.You should probably call a few of the hospitals that you are considering working for and just ask. Good luck in school!!!!
    Amanda
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    Call the local hospitals, nursing homes and nursing schools. Around here, one of our nursing instructors teaches IV courses to the lpn's in the area. Good luck.
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    Eka

    go online to Omni source Pharmacy see if there is one near you and they offer the IV cert class
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    Does the North Carolina Board of Nursing permit LPNs to perform IV Therapy? To get the answer to your question you should contact the North Carolina Board of Nursing and find out. If you have to be IV certified as an LPN, the state board will tell you exactly what you need to do to get certified and what facilities or programs offer the board approved training that you would need. I did a quick check of their web site and could find nothing about LPNs and IV therapy. Unless you have more time to look about their website, I'd just give them a call on Monday. You can link to their website by using the link at the very top right of this page.
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    It would be a sound idea to check out your local adult-education schools and/or community colleges. In my area, these types of schools offer reasonably-priced IV certification classes to graduates of LVN and RN programs.

    Also, my LVN school offers in-house IV training to people who have graduated from the program. The cost is $250.
    Last edit by TheCommuter on Oct 23, '05
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    Quote from Eka69
    Hi,
    I'm in a LPN class in North Carolina and I was wondering where and how I get IV Certified? I believe ( I don't know for sure so I apologize) that you have to have one to work med/surge in this area, and I soooo do not want to do the nursing home route. Any information would be much appreciated.
    thanks
    Hi, I just took an IV class and got "certified" thru a company called Nursing Unlimited here in South Fl. Check your cont. ed resources in your area as well as what the state requires. They're pretty particular about what they want.

    Good Luck! Carol
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    Hello,I am new to this.I have been a LPN in Maine for 16 years.I received my IV Certification through the hospital I was working in.The facility I am in now keeps offering refresher courses also offered from the Pharmacy that provides us meds.
    I am looking to see what average wages for LPN's is in South Carolina?Anyone help?
    I love the state and want to relocate but I am curious about pay scales,oppurtunities,etc.
    Thanks
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    If you work in LTC your house pharmacy will usually have a class and then there is your county hospital... I did mine at our house pharm. Good Luck to you...
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    Our program here in Missouri for LPN certifies us, I didn't realize it was state to state.
    I found this from NC board of nursing
    http://www.ncbon.com/prac-inscope.asp


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