LPN/LVN Additional Certifications - page 9

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  lpnflorida profile page
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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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  2. Visit  lpnflorida profile page
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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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  3. Visit  brashis2008 profile page
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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
  4. Visit  lpnflorida profile page
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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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  5. Visit  Brinseana profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  mewsacct profile page
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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?
  7. Visit  lpnflorida profile page
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    Quote from mewsacct
    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?
    I am allowed to start IV in the hospital I work at in Florida. Each institution can be different in what it allows.
  8. Visit  mewsacct profile page
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    lpnflorida,
    thank you for your reply.
  9. Visit  Practicalone profile page
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    Quote from mewsacct
    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?

    I see what you are saying, but what if you move to another state, it is always good to have that. The program I graduated from, the IV certification was part of the program. Good Luck
  10. Visit  L1TraumaLPN profile page
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    I'm an LPN. I of course am BLS certified. Also ACLS,PALS,IV start, Central Line certified. Have been Certified by DOH to place and read PPD. Also am CEP in Department.
    Last edit by L1TraumaLPN on Oct 2, '08 : Reason: forgot 1.
  11. Visit  Tazdoc1 profile page
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    Quote from siri
    the certification does not include pre-cert pharmacology course. you will need to seek out a program if that is something you wish to do. here are a couple links with online pharm courses. you will need to see which one suits your needs and qualifications:

    http://www.elearners.com/search/courses/pharmacology.htm online pharm courses

    http://www.educatalog.org/pharmacology%20online%20course list of entities offering online pharm courses

    napnes offers certification preparation books and help. just contact them:

    http://www.napnes.org/etraining/contact.php


    good luck!!!!!
    aside from expanding your knowledge base, what are the advantages of an lpn/lvn acquiring certifications? do they qualify us for higher salaries?
  12. Visit  bgnsclpn profile page
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    I am so glad someone posted all the certifications info..When I get my LPN I want to check into some of this information.
  13. Visit  mewsacct profile page
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    regarding additional certifications,
    We found a program called Nursing Unlimited that provides all kinds of classes. The cost is reasonable and there are many locations and times the classes are held (in our case, IV certification). Just google nursing unlimited and see if anything like it comes up in your area (I live in South Florida). Also, you don't have to be licensed to take the course, but they did tell me if I am not licensed when I take the class, I cannot use it for credit "down the line" when renewal times comes.
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