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LPN/LVN Additional Certifications

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Mike, I became IV certified 12 years ago right out of LPN school. I got the certification at the hospital I was working at at the time. And believe me, it comes in quite handy. It's hard enough to have to go find someone else to spike a bag of blood or do an IV push for me, if I had to find someone else to start my IV's or hang my piggybacks I would be more of a hinderance than anything. ;)

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Mike, I became IV certified 12 years ago right out of LPN school. I got the certification at the hospital I was working at at the time. And believe me, it comes in quite handy. It's hard enough to have to go find someone else to spike a bag of blood or do an IV push for me, if I had to find someone else to start my IV's or hang my piggybacks I would be more of a hinderance than anything. ;)

Hi Jill.

That makes a great deal of sense. However, my lack of knowledge in this area is absolute.

I still have yet to actually step INTO a classroom, however, I am as excited and apprehensive as a schoolgirl before my first kiss!

My main interest is Psych Nursing. Of course, this may completely change once I am introduced to the varied aspects of clinical nursing. (Kind of like changing your major in college, I suppose!)

I realize that there are avenues for "continuing" education available. Are there further aspects of Psych certification that are also available?

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and works as a FNP/WHNP(E)/Educator/MedLeg Consul.

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and works as a FNP/WHNP(E)/Educator/MedLeg Consul.

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http://www.nurse-education.org/

Beth Israel School of Nursing; their continuing education courses in New York City. They also have on line courses in some things that I am interested in. In my opinion, very much worth the money and time. I plan to take some of their on line courses in the summer.

The ECG course is a continuting education course and not certification. But, definitely something I advise others to do.

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[bANANA]Thanks, Siri![/bANANA]

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wow! this is really interesting, i have no idea that u could choose a speciality as a lpn.

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pagandeva2000 works as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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The ECG course is a continuting education course and not certification. But, definitely something I advise others to do.

Just now seeing this...it has been some time since I looked at this thread. I know it is not certification, but it was well worth the knowledge. I saw a change in the ST segment of an EKG, told the doctor and the patient was immediately sent to the ER. Had to pat myself on the back for a moment...it was a good catch and I would not have known if it weren't for that wonderful class.

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sirI has 30 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and works as a FNP/WHNP(E)/Educator/MedLeg Consul.

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EXCELLENT!!!! Kudos to you for picking up on that. You deserve that pat on the back. ;)

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pagandeva2000 works as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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EXCELLENT!!!! Kudos to you for picking up on that. You deserve that pat on the back. ;)

Yeah, that felt kind of good. I continue to read my EKG, Plain and Simple book from cover to cover. They may be opening up some more telemetry beds at my hospital, and they have LPNs doing the monitoring. Might lead to some overtime for me. I plan to sock it to them by September with some knowledge. I really love nursing!

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CincyNurse has 2 years experience and works as a Unit Manager of a Behavioral Reahbillitation Unit.

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I was wondering if there were any certifications for LPN in Psych?? Does anyone know??? Thanks in advance!!!

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dcnballmom has 16 years experience and works as a staff nurse.

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thanks for all the links for certifications - i am happy being an LPN, and would probably not be able to afford college at this time to become an RN - but those certs sure would look good on my resumes, not to mention the fact that nurses can always continue to learn and become educated, no matter what your field it

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hey all,

here in illinois the current regulations for lpn programs insure that the various skills any one nurse would need to treat a patient either in the hospital or in a long-term care setting are a part of the core curriculum. the only things a lpn cannot do, and therefore does not receive either training or certification, is starting iv’s and giving iv push medications. while many rn's and lpn's go on to receive specialization certificates in many types of health care delivery systems such as hospice, icu, home health, etc... our lpn's in illinois, once they pass the lpn nclex are already certified to give medication and deal with most aspects of iv's.

good luck, let us know when you get in!!!

spydercadet

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