A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides medical and nursing care. These include the checking of blood pressure and inserting of catheters, ensuring the comfort of patients by assisting them with bathing, dress, and grooming, discussing health care with the patients, and reporting the status of patients to the registered nurses and physicians.
To attain an LPN diploma, an individual should finish an accredited Practical Nursing Program that normally takes about 1 year to complete. The following programs are most often taken at either technical or community colleges. The program’s courses customarily couple the academia in nursing, biology, and pharmacology in addition to supervised clinical practices.
Licensing and Certification
After completing a Practical Nursing Course from a state-certified program, the enrollee receives a Certification in Practical Nursing. Once completed, a National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) must be taken and passed in order to receive a license.
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