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Are LPNs paid more with IV certification and phlebotomy certification?

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Do anybody know how much and LPN's make with iv therapy and phlebotomy certification?

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Do anybody know if you get payed more with your iv certification and phlebotomy certinficatio as an lpn?

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Not in my experience. It can make an LPN more desirable if you have certifications, depending on the job market in your area for LPN's.

Unless the union contract or personnel guide is specific to "X" amount of money more an hour for certifications, then no.

There are very few LPN's anymore in acute care. There are skilled care facilities that do utilize IV therapy. I would research the kinds of jobs you can get in your area as an LPN, then make a decision to get certified either based on that, or if you interview, be clear that you are willing to get certifications should they be required.

Good luck!!

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I was never offered a higher pay rate when I was an LVN with IV certification. It is simply one of those certifications that renders the LVN more marketable.

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Ok thanks!! Our school sent certified us in iv therapy. I know alot of schools dont do that with LPN's you normally have to pay for that yourself later. The phlebotomy certification I had before I started nursing school.

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I don't know but I hope someone answers that's knows. I don't even know how much a new LVN starts out in TX. A new grad.

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Have never seen a differential offered for having those certifications. Have only seen them listed as a requirement to apply for the position, or the requirement that they be obtained within X amount of time after hire. If lucky, the new hire will have the course provided by or paid for by the new employer.

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Yeah I was considering texas. I heard 18-23 in Dallas. I have another post that says... (salary share. Post your salary and state.) You can go view that alot of ppl commented. And texas was in there.

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applewhitern has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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It depends on your employer. Every place is different. There are no rules when it comes to pay. Some places might pay for a certification, where others may not.

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My job just paid for me to take a class to be iv competent. Here in MA, you have to sit for a state test to be iv certified. The rn teaching the course said he has found nurses tend to call themselves iv certified when in reality they hold a certificate for being iv competent. Around here, you do not get paid more for holding certifications but it may make you more marketable. Some ltcs don't even do ivs.

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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Some ltcs don't even do ivs.

I suppose there are regional differences, but every LTC facility where I've worked over the past 10 years has taken patients receiving IV therapy and infusions.

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