LPN/LVN Additional Certifications - page 10

I know that you guys (LPN/LVN's) can now get a load of other certifications on top of your LPN license. I know that you can get your IV certifications and oxygen and what not, but what are some of... Read More

  1. by   HazelLPN
    I have ACLS, PALS, NRP. You absolutely must have these things to work in the units where I work. I don't get any extra pay for them, they are just part of the requirements for my skills check every year.

    One of my LPN colleagues is a CGN, a Certified Gastroenterology Nurse, who works in the GI clinic and is one of the ostomy nurses in house. Apparently, they are no longer allowing LPNs to obtain this certification anymore and can not renew it. Fortunately she will be allowed to keep her job but will no longer be allowed to sign as as CGN.
  2. by   virmm1
    I'm glad I found this forum. I've been an LPN for 13 years and I didn't know we could get certifications. I worked in a doctor's office where an LPN was allowed to work in the lab full time. I don't know if she got lab certifications or not. I was given plebotomy classes but never received a certificate that I remember. All I ever got in LTC were regular CEU's. At the last LTC I worked I was an overworked, over stressed med nurse.
  3. by   catsmeow2
    I am very interested in the pharmacology certification course. Has anyone done one and can tell me what it was like? Thanks!
  4. by   LPNNHP
    I have ACLS and NRP and some others as I work in a critical care hosp.. But I have started a NHP program that will allow me to open my own practice or consult for an ND.
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  5. by   ybstressed
    Brashis2008 where in texas do you work?
  6. by   Stoney52
    I am a LPN working in chemical dependency and can't find any place to get my CD certification. The places I have searched is for RN CD certification but not LPN. The National Consortium of Chemical Dependency quit certifing LPN due to "Low interest". Does anyone know where a LPN can get her CD certification??? Thanks for any info...
  7. by   lpnflorida
    As I recall there was such a thing as Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification. I am not aware of anything specifically for LPN's or Rn's .
  8. by   codysfreckles
    excellent question...i didn't know there was such a thing until i read your post!
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  10. by   Stoney52
    Do you remember where the certification is?
  11. by   mewsacct
    yes, took me awhile, but here is the address: http://www.nursingunlimited.com/
    cpr classes - nursing continuing education - online nursing ceu - cna classes - acls certification - aha cpr if your not sure from the title- they also teach iv certification. this seems to be a florida company, but they may have branches in other states or be able to refer you to one where you are.

  12. by   ksangel
    i was certified a year after nursing school for iv therapy. back then you had to be lpn for 1 year before you could get certified for iv therapy. i would like to take the acls and pals courses. seems like i have been more on the long term care side of the fence. i would like the gerentology certification. along with wound care certification. in ltc/skilled nursing homes, you see a lot of nasty wounds that are difficult to heal. i also took the assisted living manager course. that was great, but part of my downfall.....i knew and understood the rules. but the facilities dont always see it that way. oxygen therapy would also be great since so many elderly have chronic lung diseases. and diabetes is a huge thing. seems like there is always something. and teaching the patient to understand the "new" way of thinking is not easy. they can be stuck in thier ways.
  13. by   chabliz
    thanks for all the great info!!