LPN/LVN Additional Certifications - page 5

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. Visit  MAmom81} profile page
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    Quote from Tweety
    Here in Pinellas County Florida, you wait until after you've graduated.
    Thanks, I really appreciate it
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  3. Visit  chapter7} profile page
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    Quote from antidote
    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 LPN?

    It makes me feel silly not knowing these things as a nurse with 3 years experience or more, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask! I try to focus on the medication and patient care part
    Thanks for the information, I am an LPN working for Hospice but I would like to improve my skill, I will check it out .
  4. Visit  neverenoughnurse} profile page
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    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?
  5. Visit  sirI} profile page
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    Hello and welcome to allnurses.com, neverenoughnurse

    Good to have you and hope you enjoy the site.

    You don't "add" anything to your license. The certifications have nothing to do with your license. They simply imply added knowledge in a specialty area.
  6. Visit  elmavay} profile page
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    hi everyone,
    i just registered to allnurses. this is my very first time participating in a forum. i am very happy to know that there are other certifications for lpn's. despite all my experience has an lpn, sometimes i have been made to feel that all i am is a warm body filling a space. despite all i know, i am not allowed to utilize most of it. i just received my certification for hospice and pallitive nursing. my job will not being giving me a raise. having said all that, i love being a nurse. i enjoy caring for people. thats what keeps me a nurse. i am happy that there is a forum for nurses to go to. i feel that allnurses could be a benefit to me. it certainly appears to be helping others. also, how do you get certified in mds? thanks for allowing me to briefly vent.
  7. Visit  elmavay} profile page
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    OOPS!:uhoh21:
    Last edit by elmavay on Nov 1, '07
  8. Visit  sirI} profile page
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    Quote from elmavay
    hi everyone,
    i just registered to allnurses. this is my very first time participating in a forum. i am very happy to know that there are other certifications for lpn's. despite all my experience has an lpn, sometimes i have been made to feel that all i am is a warm body filling a space. despite all i know, i am not allowed to utilize most of it. i just received my certification for hospice and pallitive nursing. my job will not being giving me a raise. having said all that, i love being a nurse. i enjoy caring for people. thats what keeps me a nurse. i am happy that there is a forum for nurses to go to. i feel that allnurses could be a benefit to me. it certainly appears to be helping others. also, how do you get certified in mds? thanks for allowing me to briefly vent.
    and to allnurses.com!!!


    we are so glad that you joined us. congratulations on receiving your certifications!!!!!

    we hope you enjoy the site.
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  9. Visit  jessye06} profile page
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    I hold an RAC-C from AANAC. I'll have to renew it in May 2008, at which time it becomes RAC-CT. More and more facilities are looking for MDS Coordinators who hold this certification. I highly recommend it!
  10. Visit  Lucid Vital Nurse} profile page
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    As an LVN I hold: 1. IV and Blood Withdrawl Certification 2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification 3. Mass Casualty/Decontamination Certification 4. Certification in Basic Dysrythmia. These come in handy especially being a Correctional Nurse.
  11. Visit  Lucid Vital Nurse} profile page
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    Missy,
    I am an LVN in the same area you are. The IV and Blood Withdrawl Certification can be taken only after you finish LVN School; and that information will appear on your second (after renewal) nursing license.
  12. Visit  JaredCNA} profile page
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    At the facility where I work, you can become an LVN II. You have to take an 8-hour class and you are allowed to IV push and LVN II's only have to have their initial assessment RN cosigned, not every note and care plan documentation.

    What does the IV cert mean that is mentioned above? Does it mean that ALL facilities will allow you to IV push? Just curious, since I'm beginning LVN school in the fall.
  13. Visit  peppa} profile page
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    Hi Everyone,

    New here and enjoying the forum. I too would like to become mass casualty certified just like you, but I can find no info on it. I went to the Red Cross website but could find nothing on certifications. How can I go about doing this?

    Thanks,

    Peppa
  14. Visit  Lucid Vital Nurse} profile page
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    In California, LVN's are not allowed at all to push any iv medications, or mess with Central Lines. After LVN School, it is optional for the LVN to take a week long class for "Interavenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawl Certification". Even though this is optional, most acute care facilities in CA will not hire an LVN without this certification. So basically, it is to become certified to start, maintain, hang IV solutions/medications and D/C peripheral IV's, by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. There are also different levels of LVN's in CA, too, depending on where you work. For example, for the County of Los Angeles, Department of Health Services, an LVN II is IV Certified and works on inpatient wards, and an LVN III is trained to be a Critical Care Nurse..Hope that answers your question JaredCNA.
    Last edit by Lucid Vital Nurse on Nov 23, '07 : Reason: punctuation errors and added info
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