Drug Diversion for LVNs

by luvnlvn luvnlvn (New) New

Is California the only state that doesn't offer drug diversion programs for LVNs? The RNs are offered drug diversion but they don't have a program for LVNs in my state. Just curious if it's like that across the board or just in CA...

dagobah, ASN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care. Has 18 years experience. 110 Posts

California is the most strict out of all the other states. I'd like to say there may be other states that allows LVNs/LPNs in their RN mandatory programs. According to the CA BRN, LVNs may attend the RN support groups. I brought in a nursing student to my old support group I graduated from. I introduced the nursing student to the group and reintroduced myself, and since then that nursing student stayed for years until licensure was granted. Those support groups have a lot of resources. Call the leader and introduce yourself and ask to come. Good luck!