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LPN's in VA do you have any extra certifications?

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I was just reading the thread of extra certifications that some LPN's have and was curious if that is offered in VA too. I would love to make myself as marketable as possible! I hope to start LPN school in September, right now just waiting for the yea or nay from admissions.

VANurse2010

Has 6 years experience.

LPNs don't really need extra certifications in Virginia because their scope of practice is essentially whatever their employer allows them to do. It's not like in New York, for example, where there are specific task limitations placed on LPNs.

NurseGuyBri

Specializes in LTC, Education, Management, QAPI. Has 6 years experience.

There are some neat certifications and as a DON, I like to see my LPNs taking initiative to get some. For instance, NADONA has a certification for LPNs in long term care. It reviews meds and data specific to long term care and some leadership. When I was an LPN, I took the exam and became. CLPN. It was interesting when people asked what that meant and I got to explain. It also helped led me up the ladder. I believe it helped me be considered for higher up positions later on. Even as an RN, it showed a history of self improvement and advancement.

NurseGuyBri

Specializes in LTC, Education, Management, QAPI. Has 6 years experience.

Sorry about typos, hard to type on an iPad....

Nothing the va boards require, but i just got IV certified.. Since i deal with iv all the time.. I would love to be wound certified but think its only offer to RN

Through infusion care services... Its really informative

Is it in the Hampton Roads area?

Yes I think out virginia beach

I was wondering how do you become IV certified as a LPN in Virginia. I'm in Newport News, VA. and I'm looking for certifications that I can get as a LPN. Thank you for any information you can provide.

tinikilpn2

Has 5 years experience.

LPN's can become certified in wound care also. Try visiting WoundEducators.com. The certification is pretty expensive though.

LPN's can become certified in wound care also. Try visiting WoundEducators.com. The certification is pretty expensive though.

Ok imma have to check it out.. Thank you

I agree that whenever you have an opportunity to improve and advance yourself as a individual, you should. I will tell you that as a educator in VA and a current LPN, my continued education solidified a position for me as a educator. My search for additional certifications proved to be well worth my time, I currently average the same hourly income as several of my friends who are RN's. I actually average more than the majority of them. Employers are often encouraged by an individuals decision to continue their education:) Present yourself as the cream of the crop!:)