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  1. 0 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.
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  3. Visit  ~KelRN~ profile page
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    Sorry it hasn't gone so well for you, hopefully it will get better soon.
    I'm not currently a nurse but am starting the LPN program at Hinds Community College this week. They offer an IV certification course that I believe is 80 hours, but it's an extra course after you do the LPN program. Have you checked with your local Community College? Hope this helps some.
  4. Visit  naenae1979 profile page
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    I am not an lpn, yet! But, my bff is! She just took her iv certification 2 weeks ago @ drmc in greenville, I am not too sure where in MS u are, but she took it without a problem. It took one week and she was in class from 8-5. Good luck to u and I hope things start looking up really soon
  5. Visit  naenae1979 profile page
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    Hello! I too, am not an lpn.. Not yet! But, my bff is... She just took her iv certification 2 weeks ago @ drmc in greenville, ms. I think it cost her 350.00. She went to class for one week from 8-5...She graduated from nursing school in 2003, and it has taken her forever to take this class! Lol! But, she works home health and rarely needs it. I am not sure if this helps or not.. Keep ur head up! Things will get better soon