Hi! I am a fairly new LPN. I am also new in the field of Public Health Nursing. I have so many questions. Maybe someone could help me with the answers. I love my job but some aspects of it worry me since I don't have alot of experience or training in this field. Someone told me that LPN's cannot perform phlebotomy without special training and certification. Since Blood Lead testing and PKU's as well as testing for STD's are required procedures, I am not sure if this new job will be within the scope of practice for me as an LPN. My employer says they can certify me to do these procedures. Does anyone know if this is true?