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LPN license by endorsement and IV training help

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by IncuBoye IncuBoye, LPN (New) New Nurse

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Slightly new nurse here.

In my current state, LPN's do not practice IVP/etc medications and do not receive those types of training.

Due to extreme circumstances, I'll likely have to move to a state where Licensure by Endorsement guidelines require that I have quite a few hours of training with IV therapy.

All online courses I've seen require me to do hands-on training, but I don't know how I'd do that due to scope of practice in my current state conflicting with it.

All in-person classes are in the state I'll be renting a small place in. I'm fine with that, though the period of waiting for the classes, and then my license, is a bit harrowing.

Anyone here with experience that could help me out?

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Archerlpvn has 8 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in Home health, Addictions, Detox, Psych and clinics..

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First of all, what start are you in? And what are you thinking of moving to? I’m pretty familiar with many states scope of practice and I have 15 nursing licenses.

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Hey there! Thanks for the reply. I'm currently in Delaware, planning to move to Louisiana.

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Archerlpvn has 8 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in Home health, Addictions, Detox, Psych and clinics..

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I was going over IV therapy as it pertains to LPNs in Delaware, and LPN can do a lot minus IVP and blood products it seems. Did go over IV therapy in your PN program in DE? Louisiana is tricky..

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Archerlpvn has 8 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in Home health, Addictions, Detox, Psych and clinics..

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Also, if your DE license is a multistate license, you can practice in Louisiana while waiting to endorse, and take one of their approved IV courses there so you could get the hands on training components with IVP etc. Once you complete the IV therapy course while you’re there, you can apply and have everything you need right off the bat 🙂 this is just another option of course.

you could also complete the online potion of the IV course in DE, and wait til you get to Louisiana to complete the hands on component? Then apply.

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It was drilled into my head in my nursing school that starting IVs was off the table (At least in DE). Maintaining, hanging, and flushing were topics we definitely covered, as well as the standard drip rate math stuff. (All the above I've done hands on enough to be comfortable. It's mainly IVP and initiating that's got me nervous.)

... I didn't realize I could use my multistate license like that. Most of the stuff online was saying that the moment I moved to another state, I had to endorse. That would definitely make things easier!

And that second option is real smart. Didn't think that was an option! I'll review my options there.

Sorry about the kinda skittish/scatterbrained tone of my replies. I'm a new nurse and fairly young, just got my license two months back. Moving this far from home is harrowing, but there really isn't much of a choice.

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Archerlpvn has 8 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in Home health, Addictions, Detox, Psych and clinics..

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Haha you’re fine 🙂 no worries at all. And you as an LPN in DE can definitely start a peripheral IV line. I just read it. But yes, you can go to Louisiana and work there under your DE multistate license, please make sure it say multistate or compact on your license to make sure. You can always start the application ahead of time by paying the fees, sending over proof of initial licensure etc as most boards hold onto applications for 6-12 months, which gives you time complete it. Or you can do it all at once, once you’re in Louisiana and complete all aspects of the IV course 🙂. It says on the Louisiana LPN Board website that you can practice on your multistate license until your new Louisiana LPN license is granted 🙂

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16 minutes ago, IncuBoye said:

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... I didn't realize I could use my multistate license like that. Most of the stuff online was saying that the moment I moved to another state, I had to endorse. That would definitely make things easier!

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You do have to endorse. As soon as you relocate to LA, you have to apply for licensure with the LA BON. However, while your application is being processed you can work on your DE license. If you have completed the online portion of one of the IV therapy classes prior to relocation this might give you an opportunity for you to complete the skills check off.

Best wishes.

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Guess there was some faulty things in my education. Ah well, I've done phlebotomy for a while, the course shouldn't be that bad. IVPs are the things I'm the most nervous about, being honest.

Thank you for clarifying all these things. It makes something that looked complex on the outside very concise.

I kinda feel a bit silly for panicking so early about it now. xP

Hope you both do well out there, it's a risky time all around.

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Archerlpvn has 8 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in Home health, Addictions, Detox, Psych and clinics..

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You’re so welcome 🙂 just reference my advice on this post and you’ll be all good. Good luck to you. Stay safe!

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