LPN/LVN Additional Certifications - page 2

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   sirI
    Mike, check out this thread on the topic:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f99/lpn-...ns-215714.html
  2. by   msdobson
    Quote from Hospice Nurse LPN
    I'm certified in hospice and palliative care. I was able to get almost 3k more because I'm certified. Not only that, it's the personal satisfaction I get for going beyond what is expected. I especially like it when one of my pts ask me when the letters behind my name mean.:roll


    :yeahthat:

    Mike
  3. by   msdobson
    Quote from siri
    Mike, check out this thread on the topic:

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f99/lpn-...ns-215714.html



    Thanks, Siri.

    Still working my way around the forum. I should have done a search on the subject before posting.

    :imbar Won't happen again.

    Many thanks for doing the legwork for me!

    Mike
  4. by   Gingerbell
    Silly question maybe, but is there any extra certifications related to being a diabeties educator (as a LVN)?
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    I recently took a certification class in EKG interpetation and will be taking the 12 lead interpetation class on Thursday, then, wound care next month. I don't know just yet whether or not it is worth the time, but I do think it will lead somewhere.
  6. by   msdobson
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I recently took a certification class in EKG interpetation and will be taking the 12 lead interpetation class on Thursday, then, wound care next month. I don't know just yet whether or not it is worth the time, but I do think it will lead somewhere.
    Who do you take these classes through? Hospital? CC? University?
  7. by   msdobson
    Siri. Think this might be a good thead to sticky? Lot of great information and links.
  8. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from msdobson
    Who do you take these classes through? Hospital? CC? University?


    http://www.nurse-education.org/

    Beth Israel School of Nursing; their continuing education courses in New York City. They also have on line courses in some things that I am interested in. In my opinion, very much worth the money and time. I plan to take some of their on line courses in the summer.
  9. by   msdobson
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    http://www.nurse-education.org/

    Beth Israel School of Nursing; their continuing education courses in New York City. They also have on line courses in some things that I am interested in. In my opinion, very much worth the money and time. I plan to take some of their on line courses in the summer.
    [banana]Cool. I'll check them out.[/banana]
  10. by   pagandeva2000
    One thing I can say about you, mdobson...you are surely showing dedication to nursing already. I really wish you well in your courses, and feel free to ask me any questions (at least the ones I remember...LOL).
  11. by   msdobson
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    One thing I can say about you, mdobson...you are surely showing dedication to nursing already. I really wish you well in your courses, and feel free to ask me any questions (at least the ones I remember...LOL).

  12. by   jill48
    Mike, I became IV certified 12 years ago right out of LPN school. I got the certification at the hospital I was working at at the time. And believe me, it comes in quite handy. It's hard enough to have to go find someone else to spike a bag of blood or do an IV push for me, if I had to find someone else to start my IV's or hang my piggybacks I would be more of a hinderance than anything.
  13. by   msdobson
    Quote from jill48
    Mike, I became IV certified 12 years ago right out of LPN school. I got the certification at the hospital I was working at at the time. And believe me, it comes in quite handy. It's hard enough to have to go find someone else to spike a bag of blood or do an IV push for me, if I had to find someone else to start my IV's or hang my piggybacks I would be more of a hinderance than anything.
    Hi Jill.

    That makes a great deal of sense. However, my lack of knowledge in this area is absolute.

    I still have yet to actually step INTO a classroom, however, I am as excited and apprehensive as a schoolgirl before my first kiss!

    My main interest is Psych Nursing. Of course, this may completely change once I am introduced to the varied aspects of clinical nursing. (Kind of like changing your major in college, I suppose!)

    I realize that there are avenues for "continuing" education available. Are there further aspects of Psych certification that are also available?
    Last edit by msdobson on May 16, '07 : Reason: Because I love to watch myself type

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