LPN duties in a dental office

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ievI am currently working in a dental office in Nebraska. Any ideas of what nursing duties will qualify for nursing hours????? If anyone out there has any ideas PLEASE. I am desparate for answers... I am hopin I don't have to find a different job....Not @ my age

******currently I triage patient calls, assist sporadically in denatl procedures. Do patient follow-up, & patient teaching. Call perscriptions into pharmacy, and document in patient files. Asking if these duties can be reported for liscensure in 2007??? I work 40 hrs/week. I know we have to have 200 floor hrs & 20 ceu's. Just wondering if my day to day job will fill these requirements for renewal?.....

Thank you all for replying.....it is very much appreciated....

GmaLPN

Jolie, BSN

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health. Has 35 years experience.

I am currently working in a dental office in Nebraska. Any ideas of what nursing duties will qualify for nursing hours????? If anyone out there has any ideas PLEASE I am desparate for answers... I am hopin I don't have to find a different job....Not @ my age

Can you contact the BON for clarification. Perhaps if you faxed them a copy of your job description along with a statement from your employer as to how many hours per week you spend carrying out "nursing duties".

I would think that assessing patients, telephone triage, preparing for and assisting with procedures, patient teaching, follow-up phone calls, etc. could be considered as nursing functions. Good luck!

Not quite sure what you are asking for? Nursing hours vs non-nursing hours?

Could you be much more specific as to what you are looking for?

Jolie, BSN

Specializes in Maternal - Child Health. Has 35 years experience.

Not quite sure what you are asking for? Nursing hours vs non-nursing hours?

Could you be much more specific as to what you are looking for?

suzanne4,

NE and other compact states require a minimum number of hours of nursing practice in order to renew one's license. I believe it is 500 hours in the past 5 years. Since the OP is working in a dental office, I assume she is asking how to find out whether her current practice meets those requirements.

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