Are there any online LPN or LVN programs - page 2

I posted this question in 2009. Have there been any new LPN or LVN programs ONLINE in that time?... Read More

  1. Visit  MAnders1405} profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    Yes but not performing nursing duties. I'm not talking about personal care. Have you been giving shots, starting IVs, inserting catheters, analyzing lab results,giving tube feedings, changing dressings,passing meds, doing assessments,etc. These are some of the skills you need to learn in person and practice in the clinical setting.The requirements for being eligible to write the licensing exam for nursing requires hundreds of hours in clinical settings during school.It doesn't matter how long you have been doing patient care.
    Yes I do
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  3. Visit  loriangel14} profile page
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    You do all those things and you are not a nurse?

    You would still be required to do the clinical portion of nursing school.
  4. Visit  TheCommuter} profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    You do all those things and you are not a nurse?
    Respiratory therapists have a decent scope of practice in many states. Where I live, they perform sticks to arteries to draw arterial blood gas specimins. They do simple dressing changes, especially over trach sites, and they perform focused assessments before and after administering breathing treatments and respiratory medications.

    However, I seriously doubt the OP is giving tube feedings, inserting nasogastric tubes, caring for nephrostomy tubes, applying ileostomy bags, performing urinary catheter care, or performing the full range of nursing skills in the RT role. Generally, people don't know what they don't know.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Respiratory therapists have a decent scope of practice in many states. Where I live, they perform sticks to arteries to draw arterial blood gas specimins. They do simple dressing changes, especially over trach sites, and they perform focused assessments before and after administering breathing treatments and respiratory medications.

    However, I seriously doubt the OP is giving tube feedings, inserting nasogastric tubes, caring for nephrostomy tubes, applying ileostomy bags, performing urinary catheter care, or performing the full range of nursing skills in the RT role. Generally, people don't know what they don't know.
    I didn't know the OP was an RT.Sorry.
    Last edit by loriangel14 on Mar 6, '13
  6. Visit  MAnders1405} profile page
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    Quote from loriangel14
    You do all those things and you are not a nurse?

    You would still be required to do the clinical portion of nursing school.
    Yes I do all those. And I'm not above doing clinical rotations. Im all for it. Clinical rotations can be scheduled around 12 hour rotating shifts. Classroom attendance usually can't.

    All I'm saying is there are RN, NP, PA and other programs online with local clinical assignments, why not an LPN program?
  7. Visit  Miiki} profile page
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    Quote from MAnders1405

    Yes I do all those. And I'm not above doing clinical rotations. Im all for it. Clinical rotations can be scheduled around 12 hour rotating shifts. Classroom attendance usually can't.

    All I'm saying is there are RN, NP, PA and other programs online with local clinical assignments, why not an LPN program?
    Why not do RN through excelsior? If you're a RT, you are eligible.
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Respiratory therapists have a decent scope of practice in many states. Where I live, they perform sticks to arteries to draw arterial blood gas specimins. They do simple dressing changes, especially over trach sites, and they perform focused assessments before and after administering breathing treatments and respiratory medications.

    However, I seriously doubt the OP is giving tube feedings, inserting nasogastric tubes, caring for nephrostomy tubes, applying ileostomy bags, performing urinary catheter care, or performing the full range of nursing skills in the RT role. Generally, people don't know what they don't know.
    Ok just so you all know, I am an RRT, CPFT, AE-C. I work in a 30 bed Trauma center emergency dept. I do all of the following every shift...

    All respiratory duties to include intubation
    Accuchecks
    Nose/throat swabs
    EKG
    IV insertion
    Phlebotomy
    Orthostatic vital signs
    Splinting
    Patient transport
    Foley catheter insertion
    OG insertion
    Patient assessment
    Suture assist
    Wound care
    Holter monitor placement
    Radial A line insertion

    I am one of 10 RTs that are trained to do this.
  9. Visit  loriangel14} profile page
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    Usually clinical placements aren't that flexible. It may be difficult to find a school that will work your clinical placements around your work schedule.
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    Quote from loriangel14
    Usually clinical placements aren't that flexible. It may be difficult to find a school that will work your clinical placements around your work schedule.
    I just don't understand. I looked into 2 RN programs and 1 PA program all with schedule your own clinicals.

    I've grown tired of searching for a program. I've decide to get a second bachelors degree in hopes of the RT Initiative passing through congress and an advanced RT credential being established.
  11. Visit  SleeepyRN} profile page
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    Not fully online as all 50 states require a clinical component to a nursing program.

    I've read some members post that they've found the didactic/classroom portion in an online format but still needed to go to facilities for the clinical component. The pre-req courses can often be completed online.

    There is a lab component for the sciences. Maybe where OP lives, schools have those classes online and come in for lab.
  12. Visit  Miiki} profile page
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    Quote from SleeepyRN
    There is a lab component for the sciences. Maybe where OP lives, schools have those classes online and come in for lab.
    Not all schools require the lab.


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