Additional Certifications for LPNs

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by olindsaylpn olindsaylpn (New) New

Hi Everyone,

I am new to this board I have been a LPN for a few years and looking to expand on my license. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

Certified palliative and hospice care here.....

roser13, ASN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

LPN to RN. Best, most effective license "expansion" ever. Most investment-worthy.

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

LPN to RN. Best, most effective license "expansion" ever. Most investment-worthy.

That was not the question.Many LPN's are satisfied with their license for any number of reasons.Certifications do help us be more flexible.LIOn's can obtain certification in geriatrics and wound care as well as the CPHLN cert.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

https://allnurses.com/lpn-lvn-corner/lpn-lvn-certifications-963097.html

Certification shows that the LPN/LVN has added knowledge, skills and expertise in a specialty area. This can be a great asset when marketing for a coveted position. Added certification lifts confidence levels and provides personal pride in the achievement attained.

The following are not inclusive:

National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses:

IV Therapy

Gerontology

Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association:

Developmental Disabilities (DDS)

Childbirtheducation.org:

Breastfeeding Counselor Certification Examination

Childbirth Educator

Infant Massage Instructor

Labor Doula

Pre-Natal/Post-Natal Fitness Instructor

National Commission on Correctional Health Care:

Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP)

Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates

Certified Urologic Associate (CUA)

National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service, INC. (NAPNES):

Certified Long Term Care (CLTC)

Long Term Care Re-Certification

Pharmacology Certification

IV Therapy

Association of Clinical Research Professionals:

Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA)

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)

Certified Principal Investigator (CPI)

Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center:

Certified Hospice and Palliative Licensed Nurse

Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant

National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy:

Wound Care Certification

Diabetic Wound Certification

Lymphedema Lower Extremity

Other Certifications:

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Certified Hemodialysis Nurse

Certified Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse

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As stated, these are not inclusive. Please add other Certifications that you have received.

LPNtoRNin2016OH, LPN

Specializes in Allergy/ENT, Occ Health, LTC/Skilled. Has 5 years experience.

I have multiple occupational health certificates but those do not lend themselves to being very useful in non occ health related fields. I have some LPN friends who are EKG certified, PICC line trained (my state just opened some PICC line related tasks for LPNS and offer training certs), phlebotomy training (although you can certainly learn this on the job as I did), and other field related certs stated above.

wubbawoman

Specializes in Hospice. Has 8 years experience.

I guess it would depend on what area you want to get certified in. I am a hospice nurse and I will get my hospice certification soon.

wubbawoman

Specializes in Hospice. Has 8 years experience.

Was the test hard? I plan to take the certification test soon

wubbawoman

Specializes in Hospice. Has 8 years experience.

I meant "ktwlpn"...was the test hard?

Thank you you have all been a great help.i will be looking into some of these certifications. If anyone knows of anymore I am very interested in knowing what's out there.

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

Certified palliative and hospice care licensed nurse