Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
What is an LPN?
An LPN is a licensed practical nurse. LPNs play a vital role on healthcare teams — assisting doctors and RNs while providing compassionate care to patients and their families.
Where do LPNs work?
LPNs are sought‑after professionals with the versatility to work in various healthcare settings. Potential workplaces for LPNs include:
- Nursing homes
- Private homes
- Rehab centers and facilities
- Residential care centers
- And more!
What are the responsibilities of an LPN?
LPNs perform essential hands‑on duties such as monitoring vitals and caring for wound dressings. Providing a bridge between patients and their healthcare teams, LPNs also communicate critical information to doctors and RNs. In addition to fulfilling these responsibilities, LPNs provide indispensable comfort and support to those in their care — using their empathy and bedside manner to ease the anxiety and distress of patients and their loved ones.
How do I become an LPN?
To become an LPN, you must enroll in an accredited LPN training program that offers hands‑on clinical learning opportunities. After finishing your program of studies, you must pass the NCLEX‑PN to earn state licensure.
Considering a career as an LPN?
With the need for nursing professionals on the rise and ample job opportunities readily available, it’s never been a better time to become an LPN. If you’re enthusiastic about healthcare, driven by compassion, and possess strong communication and problem‑solving skills, this may just be the perfect career path for you!
At Goodwin University, our flexible LPN certificate program can be completed in as few as 16‑24 months — fast‑tracking your path to professional success. With a comprehensive program taught by expert faculty and hands‑on clinical opportunities across the state, our program serves as a pathway to licensure — helping you gain the knowledge and skills necessary to tackle the NCLEX‑PN with confidence.
Learn more about earning your LPN certificate at Goodwin today!
We’re ready when you are
- Enrollment is hassle-free, and it’s easy to get started.
- Financial aid is available, and we’re still accepting applications.
- You will find comprehensive support services that will get you through college and into a great career.
- We are veteran-friendly, and we understand and respect the needs of veteran students.
- If you want to transfer in credits, we can typically review your transcripts of prior learning in less than one business day.
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