Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)

What is A Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Degree?

Nurses treat the sick and injured.  In today’s world, using an evidence-based approach is widely accepted, with nurses being trained to use best practices and patient desires to decide on the best treatment strategies.  Some nurses specialize, too, in areas like pediatrics, surgery, nurse midwife, and nurse practitioner, most of which require additional training.

Licensed Practical Nurses work under the supervision of Doctors and Registered Nurses to perform basic patient care by taking vital signs, administering medications, collecting samples, monitoring and reporting the status of patients, helping patients eat, dress, and bathe, and making sure that patients are comfortable.  It takes about a year to earn an LPN degree from an accredited college or technical school by taking courses in anatomy and physiology, fundamental nursing skills, math, and functional skills in geriatrics, medical surgical, pediatrics, and nutrition. You will have classroom instruction along with practical experiences in medical facilities.  It may also be possible to specialize in a particular area, depending upon the program you choose.  After completing the LPN degree, you will need to sit for the appropriate licensing exam.

What Can I Do With A Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Degree?