LPN/LVN Additional Certifications - page 8

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   lookingbeyond
    I didn't know this! Wow! Thank you!
  2. by   lookingbeyond
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    Thanks for the insight. I will inquire about it and consider taking it up. I have always had an obession with pharmacology since my actual class was a complete disaster. Since then, I have acquired so many textbooks for cheap on the subject that I went on overdrive. Now, thinking about it...I will, in fact do it before the year is out. Does this consist of attending a class? Or is this all on line as it appears? I will look more into the web sites when I get home from work this evening...and I really appreciate your list of items you shared.:spin:
    As soon as I settle down, I am doing the same...Actually, I did well in pharmacology due to my extreme curiosity with how meds work within the body...I'm a total nerd, I guess. LOL If I can just hang on...long enough...

    I thought RN's had all of those priviledges for learning. I am glad to find this forum.
  3. by   duc8ti
    everyone has always posted good info, love this forum. I have been a pharmacy technician for 25 years and am now a LVN. would it be to my benefit to get a pharmacology certification? thanks
  4. by   OncologyRN23
    I was not aware that LPN/LVN's were able to get certifications in anything. Can an LPN become a oncology certified nurse? I had always thought you must have your RN first.
  5. by   Fiona59
    LPNs are employed at the Cancer Facilities in the province of Alberta. We handle carcinogenics.

    I don't know about the US.
  6. by   Hubby's girl
    I sought out and took the Gerontology certification. I passed and now am IV and Gerontology certified. My employer did not acknowledge the Gerontology certification. We are all IV certified(the LPN's)-had to- to keep our jobs. Now that I got the GC-Gerontology cert...other LPN's are bustling to get it too. It isn't too hard-go for it!
  7. by   lvnhopeful
    Congratulations Hubby's Girl!

    Where did you get your certification if I might ask?

    You said your employer didn't acknowledge it, I wonder why? Seems like it would be a desirable certificate to get if you are in LTC.
  8. by   Hubby's girl
    I'm on a med/surg unit- and I found the cert on NFLPN's website. It's very do-able-things we already know. I was talking at work today about it not being acknowledged to my bosses' supervisor and to some co-workers. They have certs in something else, and so far have no "congrats" from mngmnt. I don't know why.
  9. by   lvnhopeful
    Thanks for answering. Maybe acknowledgement is withheld because they fear workers will want wage increases, or maybe its just bad management.

    Glad you didn't let that stop you. Knowledge is power..........
  10. by   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.
  11. by   ned2bnurse
    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!
  12. by   clown51
    Where did you go to get certified in Rehab? online courses or a college?
  13. by   lpnflorida
    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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