LPN/LVN Additional Certifications - page 6

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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 will be starting the LVN program at my CC in August 2009!!! I have a little while before I start and I was wondering can I become I.V. certified now or do I have to wait until i am an LVN? I want to be able to start IV.s.
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    Quote from missy120808
    I will be starting the LVN program at my CC in August 2009!!! I have a little while before I start and I was wondering can I become I.V. certified now or do I have to wait until i am an LVN? I want to be able to start IV.s.
    Here in Pinellas County Florida, you wait until after you've graduated.
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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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    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 .
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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?
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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.
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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.
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    OOPS!:uhoh21:
    Last edit by elmavay on Nov 1, '07
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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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    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!


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