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LPN/LVN Additional Certifications

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tmmcbrady has 29 years experience and works as a PN education.

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I think that any certification you get will enhance your credibility. The first thing I needed to do was find my passion and follow it. I have worked in addictions for the past several years and am now a licensed alcohol & drug counselor and a certified clinical supervisor. But, my primary credential is LPN, has been for 30 years and always will be.

Good luck :spin:

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gentlegiver works as a LPN.

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Anyone know of any on-line certifications for Wound Care?? I found a course to attend, but they want $2500. and I have to travel over 2 hours one way to attend this 4 day course.

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Hope1978 works as a RN.

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In response to tmmcbrady's reply:

I work in a Psych and Chemical Dependency hospital and am curious about where you took your classes to get your license for the drug and alcohol counseling and if you know of any online. Do you work for a hospital or outpatient. Any info would be helpful...thanks

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tmmcbrady has 29 years experience and works as a PN education.

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I began working in the addicitions field in 1988 in a hospital based detox. I then worked in a men's residential treatment program (half-way house) in 1990 as a case manager. I started doing trainings & college course work toward my Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor credential through a a federal program called PACT (project for addiction counselor training) which has long since gone by the wayside thanks to the wonderful views on addiction & treatment the current administration holds. I became credentialed as a LADC in 1994 and in 2004 earned the CCS (certified clincial supervisor) license.

I was a program director for that half-way house until last year. Now I am teaching in a small career school in both their alcohol & drug counseling program and their medical assistant program. The school is also working to begin an LPN school.

My primary credential has been and will always be as an LPN.

Feel free to shoot me an email if I can be of any assitance.

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gintin has 1 years experience and works as a Stay at home.

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I just signed up and already getting wonderful info. thanks. I am getting ready to get back into the field after being out for 8 yrs. I only worked for 1 year prior to that so I have quite a bit of anxiety about jumping back in there. Can anyone offer any advice?

Gintin:spin:

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Can LPNs become ACLS, NALS and PALS certified or would we be awarded a certificate of completion?

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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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Yes, melpn. The LPN/LVN can take these courses and be certified upon successful completion.

(see my post # 2 ;))

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jtl767 works as a LVN-home health and hospice.

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Anyone know of any on-line certifications for Wound Care?? I found a course to attend, but they want $2500. and I have to travel over 2 hours one way to attend this 4 day course.

Hey gentlegiver (great name). I am a wound care certified LVN here in Los Angeles. My certification is with the NAWC, which was quite expensive to attend. But, it has been an invaluable tool for me. Interim Health Care does offer a wound credential program through home study. Check it out www.interimhealthcare.com. Maybe you can approach your administrator or agency owner to help with tuition. Hope this helps.;)

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mainer has 26 years experience and works as a Hospice and Home Health Nurse.

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Here in Oklahoma the voc techs have several on going certifications to expand your knowledge and expertise. Wound care, and Diabetes come to mind.....Joni

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sharona97 works as a IM/Critical Care/Cardiology.

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Hi Pagandiva2000,

I know this post is a reply to your 4 month old one on EKG Certification and 12 Lead Interpretation. I too, was asked to take these courses and received a cert so I could rotate out of the cardiac stress room at one of my former jobs. I loved it too. There is always something new to learn with EKG's. I found my interest while working in a cath lab and started watching the monitor. Just thought I'd share that pat on your back!!!

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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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I am curious as to which ECG course one can be certified. Please enlighten me. Please provide link for others. Thanks.

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sharona97 works as a IM/Critical Care/Cardiology.

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sirI, All I can tell you about my cert is that a CCU longtime nurse taught the class in Port Charlotte Community College in Port Charlotte,FLA in the evenings. The Course itself was 6-8 weeks long. We had weekly tests, guest speakers, and a final. I know that class is not always avaiable, at least at that time,1999. The instructor moved right after the semester down to the keys, bummer,she was so good and funny and some nights so tired. I remember her note on my final, I was the only one in class who interpreted 100% correctly. I did receive a certificate in the mail and my employer at that time added it to my HR file. I then could alternate qweek in and out of the cardiolite stress lab as the nurse/tech monitor.

I'll ask in a thread if anyone has more specifics and we'll see how that goes. Thanks for the interest!:yelclap:

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