IV Therapy Certification – LPN Expanded Role
This non-credit healthcare program prepares the Mississippi Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to perform procedures related to the expanded scope of intravenous therapy in a licensed hospital, licensed skilled nursing facility and a certified end-stage renal dialysis unit. If you are an LPN in the state of Mississippi and wish to practice IV therapy- you will need to expand your role. This non-credit program aligns with the state Board of Nursing curriculum which sets forth very specific rules of what needs to be done to achieve this goal.
Course Description: Course Description: This 80 hour class approved by the Mississippi Board of Nursing includes a curriculum comprised of 40 hours of campus-based didactic theory and a campus-based clinical practice comprised of 40 hours of campus lab and clinic training. The theory portion encompasses the board approved standardized IV therapy curriculum and the clinical practice includes required skillsets in the campus lab and clinical settings that are appropriate for achievement of the IV component for the eligible licensed practical nurse interested in obtaining an expanded role. The first 20 applicants with accurate and complete documentation will be accepted into the program. Cost: $400 (includes textbook). (The MGCCC Non-Credit Refund Policy is on the Registration form).
Steps for admission into the program are listed below:
I. IV THERAPY Certification Application Process:
a) Complete the Non-Credit Registration form listing IV Therapy Certification as the course name and include a listed course date of interest (can be found on the MGCCC Community Education webpage or at the campus location).
b) Obtain a copy of your current, active, unencumbered LPN Mississippi License with verification of one year of clinical experience as a LPN within the past 3 years
Note: Applicants must be currently licensed as a LPN in Mississippi or hold a temporary permit to practice as a LPN in Mississippi, or a graduate of a state approved practical nursing program that included an IV integrated curriculum after the year 2008;
c) The Nursing Skills Lab, Simulation and Continuing Education Manager will review your documents and contact you via email with information regarding your application (a valid personal email address must be made available on the registration form).
Note: The applicant must have computer access for the hybrid/online didactic theory portion. In addition, to successfully achieve course and clinical objectives, it is strongly encouraged for the student to have a basic understanding of computers, Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and the internet.
d) Following registration and validation of the LPN status, the student will be enrolled into an IV Therapy Certification course. Enrollment will be based on a first come first serve condition following submission of the:
1. Non-credit Registration form
2. LPN Mississippi License or temporary permit to practice as a LPN in Mississippi, or graduate of a state approved practical nursing program.
3. Verification of one (1) year of clinical experience as a LPN within the past three (3) years
4. Full course payment which is made at the MGCCC campus business office.
Note: Win Job Center letters are not applicable for the IV Therapy Certification.
e) Following completion of registration and course payment, a letter of conditional acceptance will be emailed to the applicant by the Nursing Skills Lab, Simulation and Continuing Education Manager (a valid personal email address must be made available on the registration form).
Note: Students are accepted conditional until all required pre-clinical documents are received on the second day of class and approved for clinical/lab attendance.
II. Pre-clinical Requirements
Following the conditional acceptance into the program and on the first class day, the Instructor will inform the student of the steps required to obtain the mandatory pre-clinical requirements. All pre-clinical requirements and/or purchase receipts must be provided to the Instructor by the second day of class.
The requirements are:
a) MGCCC Student I.D. – All students accepted into a MGCCC IV Therapy course must obtain a student I.D. from a MGCCC Campus Police Office. The initial I.D. is free of charge, however, if it is a replacement I.D., the cost is $10 which can be paid in the business office at each location.
b) Criminal Background Check - All students accepted into a MGCCC IV Therapy course must obtain a criminal background check from a MGCCC Campus Police Office. The $65 criminal background check payment is not included in the IV Therapy program cost. The payment is made at the campus business office with the receipt presented at the Campus Police Office in order for testing to take place. Campus Police Office contact numbers are:
Jackson County Campus – (228) 497-7690 Perkinston Campus – (601) 928-6327
Jefferson Davis Campus – (228) 896-2516 George County Center – (601) 766-6447
Note: Disqualifying background check results must be reviewed by the Health Sciences Administrative Team to determine the student's continuous enrollment and final acceptance into the program. Administrative approval will be based upon "MS Code 43-11-13" related to clinical attendance. If not approved, the student forfeit's the course fee and the right to continue in the course.
c) PPD Tuberculin Test – All students accepted into a MGCCC IV THERAPY course must obtain the PPD (Skin) Tuberculin Test or submit a result dated within the last six months of course start. If the test result is positive, a current chest x-ray result must be performed and results submitted for review. The PPD test fee (approximately $20 at the local health department) is not included in the IV THERAPY program cost.
Note: Positive skin test results must be reviewed by the Health Sciences Administrative Team to determine the student's continuous enrollment and final acceptance into the program. Administrative approval will be based upon clinical affiliation agreements. If not approved, the student forfeits the course fee and the right to continue in the course.
d) Hepatitis Record or Waiver Form - All students accepted into a MGCCC IV THERAPY course must submit a copy of the three (3) series hepatitis immunization record or a signed copy of a Hepatitis Waiver statement provided by the Instructor on the first day of class. The hepatitis test fee is not included in the IV THERAPY program fee.
e) Substance Testing – All students accepted into a MGCCC IV THERAPY course must obtain a substance test from a MGCCC Medical Analysis Clinic. The $25 testing fee is not included in the IV THERAPY program cost. The payment is made at the Medical Analysis office with the receipt presented to the IV THERAPY Instructor on the 2nd class day. MGCCC Medical Analysis contact information is listed below:
MGCCC Jefferson Davis "JD" Campus
Eula Switzer Nursing & Allied Health Building
Open Monday & Thursday 8-5, closed 12-1 for lunch. Last appointment at 4:30.
MGCCC Perkinston "Perk" Campus
Barry L. Mellinger Student Center
Open Monday & Thursday 8-5, closed 12-1 for lunch. Last appointment at 4:30.
MGCCC Jackson County "JC" Campus
Campus Police/Proctoring Center Building
Open Tuesday & Friday 8-5, closed 12-1 for lunch. Last appointment at 4:30.
MGCCC George County "GC" Campus
Open Wednesday 8-5 closed, 12-1 for lunch. Last appointment at 4:30.
Note: All students are required to sign a medical record release so results can be reported to the Dean, Health Sciences. Drug screen results can take as long as 24-72 hours. If the drug screen result comes back "non-negative" from the lab the MRO will contact the donor to review the findings.
f) Lab Release of Liability Form - All students accepted into a MGCCC IV THERAPY course must sign and submit a copy of the Lab Release of Liability Form provided by the Instructor on the first day of class.
III. Additional Requirements:
- Uniform - white uniform or scrubs and plain white shoes. Cost is approximately $30
- Textbooks - Will be provided by Instructor
Note: MGCCC reserves the right to substitute instructors, change class schedules, and cancel programs due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances.
For additional information regarding healthcare continuing education courses, please contact the Nursing Skills, Simulation and Community Education Manager:
Martha Lynn, RN MSN
Nursing Skills Lab, Simulation, and Continuing Education Manager
Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center
MGCCC Simulation Center
10298 Express Drive
Gulfport MS 39503
Office: Room 174