LPN/LVN Additional Certifications

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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 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
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 13, '07
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    hello, antidote,

    national federation of licensed practical nurses - iv therapy and gerontology


    developmental disabilities nurses association
    - developmental disabilities (dds)

    prepared childbirth educators, inc. - clinical labor support specialist (cclss)

    prepared childbirth educators, inc. - certified labor doula (cd)

    prepared childbirth educators, inc. - certified breastfeeding counselor (cbc)

    prepared childbirth educators, inc. - certified prenatal/postnatal fitness instructor

    national association for practical nurse education and service, inc. (napnes)
    - certified long term care (cltc)

    napnes - long term care re-certification

    napnes - pharmacology certification


    and, do not forget acls, pals, nrp
    Last edit by sirI on Jul 6, '08
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    www.nbchpn.org Hospice & Palliative Care
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    I know my college offers a foot care specialty course, an IV specialty course and an Immunization specialty course all for certified LPNs!!

    I plan on taking the IV course and the Immunization course after I have a few months to a year on the job after graduation
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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
    Have you considered doing MDS?
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    i am just curious...what benefits does the pharmacology certification offer to us? thanks for sharing the information with us!

    Quote from siri
    hello, antidote,

    http://www.nflpn.org/certification.html iv therapy and gerontology


    http://www.ddna.org/pages/certification developmental disabilities (dds)

    http://www.childbirtheducation.org/laborspt.html clinical labor support specialist (cclss)

    http://www.childbirtheducation.org/in_doula.html certified labor doula (cd)


    http://www.childbirtheducation.org/in_breas.html certified breastfeeding counselor (cbc)

    http://www.childbirtheducation.org/fitness.html certified prenatal/postnatal fitness instructor


    http://www.napnes.org/certifications/ltc.htm long term clinic (cltc)


    http://www.napnes.org/cltc_recertification.pdf#search='certification%20p rograms%20for%20the%20lpn' long term clinic re-certification

    http://www.napnes.org/certifications/pharmacology.htm pharmacology certification


    and, do not forget acls, pals, nrp
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    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I am just curious...what benefits does the pharmacology certification offer to us? Thanks for sharing the information with us!
    Hello, pagandeva,

    Certification shows that you have added knowledge in an area. Pharmacology certification shows that you have added knowledge in medication administration and patient education. This can be a boon for those seeking positions where the LPN will be pushing IV drugs. Also, educating the patient on their drugs, etc. Many entities look for the LPN who has this certification.
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    Quote from siri
    Hello, pagandeva,

    Certification shows that you have added knowledge in an area. Pharmacology certification shows that you have added knowledge in medication administration and patient education. This can be a boon for those seeking positions where the LPN will be pushing IV drugs. Also, educating the patient on their drugs, etc. Many entities look for the LPN who has this certification.

    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:
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    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:
    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!!!!!


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