Are there any online LPN or LVN programs

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by MAnders1405 MAnders1405 Member

Specializes in Respiratory, ER, PFT and asthma.

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vintagemother

vintagemother, BSN, CNA, LVN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC, Tele,. 2,716 Posts

Don't forget about the challenge process. Here in CA you can challenge the LVN board if you have 5 yrs experience in specific areas plus take pharm.

HTH!

MAnders1405

MAnders1405

Specializes in Respiratory, ER, PFT and asthma. 40 Posts

Yes but not performing nursing duties. I'm not talking about personal care. Have you been giving shots' date=' starting IVs, inserting catheters, analyzing lab results,giving tube feedings, changing dressings,passing meds, doing assessments,etc. These are some of the skills you need to learn in person and practice in the clinical setting.The requirements for being eligible to write the licensing exam for nursing requires hundreds of hours in clinical settings during school.It doesn't matter how long you have been doing patient care.[/quote']

Yes I do

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative. 6,923 Posts

You do all those things and you are not a nurse?

You would still be required to do the clinical portion of nursing school.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

You do all those things and you are not a nurse?
Respiratory therapists have a decent scope of practice in many states. Where I live, they perform sticks to arteries to draw arterial blood gas specimins. They do simple dressing changes, especially over trach sites, and they perform focused assessments before and after administering breathing treatments and respiratory medications.

However, I seriously doubt the OP is giving tube feedings, inserting nasogastric tubes, caring for nephrostomy tubes, applying ileostomy bags, performing urinary catheter care, or performing the full range of nursing skills in the RT role. Generally, people don't know what they don't know.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative. 6,923 Posts

Respiratory therapists have a decent scope of practice in many states. Where I live, they perform sticks to arteries to draw arterial blood gas specimins. They do simple dressing changes, especially over trach sites, and they perform focused assessments before and after administering breathing treatments and respiratory medications.

However, I seriously doubt the OP is giving tube feedings, inserting nasogastric tubes, caring for nephrostomy tubes, applying ileostomy bags, performing urinary catheter care, or performing the full range of nursing skills in the RT role. Generally, people don't know what they don't know.

I didn't know the OP was an RT.Sorry.

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MAnders1405

MAnders1405

Specializes in Respiratory, ER, PFT and asthma. 40 Posts

You do all those things and you are not a nurse?

You would still be required to do the clinical portion of nursing school.

Yes I do all those. And I'm not above doing clinical rotations. Im all for it. Clinical rotations can be scheduled around 12 hour rotating shifts. Classroom attendance usually can't.

All I'm saying is there are RN, NP, PA and other programs online with local clinical assignments, why not an LPN program?

NICUmiiki, DNP, NP

Specializes in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Has 7 years experience. 1,774 Posts

Yes I do all those. And I'm not above doing clinical rotations. Im all for it. Clinical rotations can be scheduled around 12 hour rotating shifts. Classroom attendance usually can't.

All I'm saying is there are RN, NP, PA and other programs online with local clinical assignments, why not an LPN program?

Why not do RN through excelsior? If you're a RT, you are eligible.

MAnders1405

MAnders1405

Specializes in Respiratory, ER, PFT and asthma. 40 Posts

Respiratory therapists have a decent scope of practice in many states. Where I live, they perform sticks to arteries to draw arterial blood gas specimins. They do simple dressing changes, especially over trach sites, and they perform focused assessments before and after administering breathing treatments and respiratory medications.

However, I seriously doubt the OP is giving tube feedings, inserting nasogastric tubes, caring for nephrostomy tubes, applying ileostomy bags, performing urinary catheter care, or performing the full range of nursing skills in the RT role. Generally, people don't know what they don't know.

Ok just so you all know, I am an RRT, CPFT, AE-C. I work in a 30 bed Trauma center emergency dept. I do all of the following every shift...

All respiratory duties to include intubation

Accuchecks

Nose/throat swabs

EKG

IV insertion

Phlebotomy

Orthostatic vital signs

Splinting

Patient transport

Foley catheter insertion

OG insertion

Patient assessment

Suture assist

Wound care

Holter monitor placement

Radial A line insertion

I am one of 10 RTs that are trained to do this.

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative. 6,923 Posts

Usually clinical placements aren't that flexible. It may be difficult to find a school that will work your clinical placements around your work schedule.

MAnders1405

MAnders1405

Specializes in Respiratory, ER, PFT and asthma. 40 Posts

Usually clinical placements aren't that flexible. It may be difficult to find a school that will work your clinical placements around your work schedule.

I just don't understand. I looked into 2 RN programs and 1 PA program all with schedule your own clinicals.

I've grown tired of searching for a program. I've decide to get a second bachelors degree in hopes of the RT Initiative passing through congress and an advanced RT credential being established.

SleeepyRN

SleeepyRN

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Not fully online as all 50 states require a clinical component to a nursing program.

I've read some members post that they've found the didactic/classroom portion in an online format but still needed to go to facilities for the clinical component. The pre-req courses can often be completed online.

There is a lab component for the sciences. Maybe where OP lives, schools have those classes online and come in for lab.

NICUmiiki, DNP, NP

Specializes in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. Has 7 years experience. 1,774 Posts

There is a lab component for the sciences. Maybe where OP lives, schools have those classes online and come in for lab.

Not all schools require the lab.