Hello to all. I am an LPN. I do not have my IV certification. What I need to know is how to obtain it. I have been told that you have to have a year of clinical experience. I have also been told that you just need your director of nursing to sign something for you and that it doesn't matter the length of time you have worked at a facility. I called the MS Board of Nursing. I have left several messages. Still have yet to get a call back or a clear answer. I have all my prerequisites to bridge over to RN. All I lack is IV certification.
It seems that I became an LPN at the wrong time. The graduating class that was a semester behind me graduated IV certified. I have not been able to find a full time job since I graduated. I'm currently PRN. But I hardly ever get called in.
Nursing has been a letdown so far. I should have went straight into the associate degree program.