Practical Nursing

What is practical nursing?

Practical nursing is an entry-level position within the field of nursing. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can work in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private practices, and more. LPNs report directly to doctors and registered nurses.

What do licensed practical nurses do?

LPNs make a palpable difference in their patients’ lives. Job duties include taking vital signs, providing exceptional patient care and comfort, administering medications, and collecting samples.

LPNs are vital members of the healthcare team. LPNs are consistently on the front lines, working and communicating directly with their patients. An LPN can provide immense warmth and comfort to their patients during difficult times.

How do I become a licensed practical nurse?

In order to become a licensed practical nurse, you must first obtain a high school diploma or GED. You must enroll in an accredited LPN program, and subsequently pass the NCLEX-PN. Then you can begin safely practicing as an LPN.

Ready to make a meaningful difference in patients’ lives? Learn more about Goodwin’s LPN program today and begin your journey to a rewarding career in nursing!

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