M State offers IV therapy course required for North Dakota LPNs
This fall, Minnesota State Technical and Community College will become one of only three colleges providing an intravenous therapy course required for licensed practical nurses working in North Dakota. M State will offer the 30-hour course online over a four-week period beginning Sept. 4, with a four-hour on-site skills component on its Moorhead campus on Oct. 2. The training will focus on the skills needed by LPNs to perform tasks related to IV therapy, including the safe administration of intravenous fluids and medications. Students must have a current LPN license in order to enroll in the class, which meets the requirements for the North Dakota Board of Nursing IV therapy rules for LPNs. The course was developed in response to needs voiced by health care facilities in the Fargo-Moorhead area. For more information or to sign up for the course, contact Karen Stenstrom at 218.299.6586 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the M State Workforce Development Solutions website at www.minnesota.edu/wds. The course is limited to six students and will be offered at least three times per year, with additional courses offered based on identified needs. LPNs who complete the course will earn 30 CEUs.