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Has 7 years experience.

I posted this in the Virginia nursing forum, but never got any responses. I was wondering if any other LPNs might know here? I'm an LPN in the state of VA. I will be renewing my LPN license in two years. Virginia now requires CEUs within every two years to renew an LPN or RN license. I am considering taking a 3 credit college course in medical terminology this Fall. Does anyone know if this will count as a CEU class towards nursing?

The VA. board of nursing website said that 3 credit college courses count as long as they are nursing related, but the website will not say what specific classes will count as CEUs. I also emailed the board, but haven't heard from them yet.

latyLPN

Specializes in DOD employee.

Hello andreasmom02!!! I'm also a LPN in Virginia. I actually called the Va board of nursing because I was wondering the same thing because they didn't state which classes would count. I will be renewing my license in August 2015. They told me that anything pertaining to your NURSING education would count. This even counts A&P classes also. So, I hope this helps! :)

andreasmom02

Has 7 years experience.

Hey! Thanks for your reply! :) So I'm assuming medical terminology would count?? I don't plan to pursue my RN or RN-BSN anymore... I'm actually wanting to get in to medical coding away from floor nursing, but keep my LPN active. I plan on trying to call the board soon too.

latyLPN

Specializes in DOD employee.

Yes, medical terminology would count. I would try calling them when they first open in the morning. That is what I did because it is hard to get through sometimes. Best of luck to you!!! :)

andreasmom02

Has 7 years experience.

OK, Thanks so much! You too!

T-Bird78

Has 6 years experience.

Didn't you already take med term for LPN school?

andreasmom02

Has 7 years experience.

Believe it or not, no. We didn't have to have it for the LPN program I did through a local comm. college. We had to have Anatomy I & II, microbiology, math, psychology, &

be a certified CNA before starting program, but didn't have to have medical terminology.

T-Bird78

Has 6 years experience.

Huh. English, math, a basic computer course, intro to psych, med term, A&P, intro to healthcare, and Spanish for Allied health were all required pre-reqs for ours, plus a PCT course (16 hours classroom, 16 hours clinical in local LTC facilities). No CNA experience necessary. You should do very well at med term then!

andreasmom02

Has 7 years experience.

Yeah, we had to have intro to computers, basic public speaking & several others as well. I went to an LPN to RN bridge program, but exited as an LPN. I only need to more nursing courses to be an RN, I'm just getting tired of floor nursing. Thinking about getting in to medical coding. Thanks, I think I'll pass...The easiest part of nursing school for me was terminology memorization! lol