LPN/LVN Additional Certifications - page 11

by antidote | 254,003 Views | 164 Comments

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 the other possibilities for an... Read More


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    I have a certificate in Phlebotomy, a certificate in Rehab, and a certificate in IV start & maintaining. Do I want to be an RN ? not really, I like being an LPN, I love the patient contact and I enjoy the extra time I have with my patients. I don't have to rush off to complete paper work or handle a crisis in management. Life is Good.
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    Quote from t.l.
    I have a certificate in Phlebotomy, a certificate in Rehab, and a certificate in IV start & maintaining. Do I want to be an RN ? not really, I like being an LPN, I love the patient contact and I enjoy the extra time I have with my patients. I don't have to rush off to complete paper work or handle a crisis in management. Life is Good.
    You are correct I feel the same. I was thinking about going back to school for my RN but I just pass my nclexpn, and I make 27.25 per patient for a home care service in St. Louis,Mo. Good luck and may God continue to Bless you as a Nurse!
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    Where did you go to get certified in Rehab? online courses or a college?
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    I would be interested to know about being Certified in Rehab, so far to the best of my knowledge it is only open to Rn with 2 years experience working rehab.
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    Quote from lvnhopeful
    Hello,

    I am located in California and will graduate in July of 2008 One of the things I would like to do after I get my license is enter a wound care certification program. There was a program offered in this forum, I went there, and it mentioned that it was for RN's.

    Does anyone know of a good program in the California area? I am located in central Cal. I don't mind taking online classes. Of course, like all students, I am not rich, but am willing to pay $$$ for the right experience.

    Thanks in advance for your time.
    There is Wound Care Certification, first requirement is working 2 years with wounds. The class they offer costs around $3,000. http://www.wcei.net/
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    Quote from neverenoughnurse
    I received IV certification from pharmerica is there a way that i can get this added onto my license? Also i was certified in wound care through my job can i get this on my license as well?
    Reading some of the posts I think their might be some confusion as to having a certificate versus being certified. Perhaps someone could further clarify. I will try and look for information, but there is a difference.

    While I have a business card provided by my employer which says blah blah specialist, that does not as yet mean I am certified. I am hoping to get together the money for certification which means I not only have been working in that field for 2 years, but that you pass what a nationally recognized test to become certified in that speciality.

    Anyone with additional clarification just in case I am mistaken , please correct me.
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    Ok, first of all hello to all and Im new here. This was the first thread I read up on, but not completely. I am floored honestly, that you can have certifications in all the areas listed here? I have experience and have performed most of what is listed, for the past five years. You mean to tell me that I could actually have this experience put into a certificate or added to my license? Do you HAVE to take classes, or do inservices with experience count? Im honestly in shock at this, and a little peturbed. All of these things we are just expected to do here and I definately dont mind, but whoa. I work a small hospital in Texas and basically the only thing I have not done due to legal reasons, but I have watched and helped...... is the actual hanging of blood. We are basically an acute care/swingbed/end of life/ and trauma facility, but the LVNs do basically anything.

    I hope what Im reading is something I can make into a very positive thing in my income as Im looking to move to a larger town at the moment.

    So, I guess my question is......do I have to take actual classes to get these credits?

    thanks
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    Quote from brashis2008
    Ok, first of all hello to all and Im new here. This was the first thread I read up on, but not completely. I am floored honestly, that you can have certifications in all the areas listed here? I have experience and have performed most of what is listed, for the past five years. You mean to tell me that I could actually have this experience put into a certificate or added to my license? Do you HAVE to take classes, or do inservices with experience count? Im honestly in shock at this, and a little peturbed. All of these things we are just expected to do here and I definately dont mind, but whoa. I work a small hospital in Texas and basically the only thing I have not done due to legal reasons, but I have watched and helped...... is the actual hanging of blood. We are basically an acute care/swingbed/end of life/ and trauma facility, but the LVNs do basically anything.

    I hope what Im reading is something I can make into a very positive thing in my income as Im looking to move to a larger town at the moment.

    So, I guess my question is......do I have to take actual classes to get these credits?

    thanks
    ok, example such as becoming wound care certified. you have to have worked doing wound care for two years, there are two ways then of passing a nationally certified test. one you can study for it on your own. There is no one book which the test questions are from , it is several books. The other way , there is a four day workshop which acts as a review, after which you then take your test. the cost of the 4 day work shop plus test is around $3,000.00 it is offered in various places in the country. Once you pass you are then in a national registry. To study on your own and take the test is which you attend, there is a written test at the end which is around $500.00.

    As to Iv certification there is a 30 hour class, with a written test and skills demonstration cost anywhere between $150.00-$300.00 There is also an 80 hour class. I have not done the 80 hour class so I can not tell you much about it.
    Last edit by lpnflorida on Sep 16, '08 : Reason: sp
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    Quote from Fiona59
    LPNs are employed at the Cancer Facilities in the province of Alberta. We handle carcinogenics.

    I don't know about the US.
    I have a couple of LVN friends here in Texas who work at an onclolgy facility.
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    Hello all,
    Regarding the question about IV certification: If Florida does not "allow" LPNs to start IV's, what advantage would there be to take the IV therapy certification course? A few of my classmates (we graduated in Aug.) are planning to take this course, but I am curious as to whether its worth it or not. Anyone know?


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