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LPN Specialties Outside of the Norm

LPN Areas of Specialization When most people think of licensed practical nurses (LPNs), they automatically think hospitals, but as a matter of fact many LPNs choose to specialize in other areas. Doctor’s offices provide promising careers for LPNs, giving them a chance to do both office and medical work. Nursing homes offer another possibility. As [...]

The National Council Licensure Exam

A Look at the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN) In order to meet the requirements to be a licensed practical nurse (LPN), one must first take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). The NCLEX-PN is a rigorous test administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. This LPN test strives to assess the [...]

Working as a Charge Nurse

Being a Charge Nurse What does one need to do in order to become a charge nurse? Well, though most charge nurses are registered nurses (RNs), some medical facilities or employers, like nursing homes for example, will promote licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to the position of charge nurse to manage and oversee nursing aides and [...]

What Are an LPN’s Responsibilities and Duties?

Responsibilities and Duties of an LPN Gather Information: When a patient first arrives at a medical facility, it is the LPN’s duty to gather the patient’s health history. This is a necessary step, as it allows the person performing the LPN job to fill out insurance forms, referrals, and pre-authorization forms. Also, the doctors and registered [...]

Why LPNs Have the Best Job in the World

LPNs Have One of the World’s Most Rewarding Jobs Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are responsible for providing basic care for sick and injured patients under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or surgeon. They are trained to perform diagnostic tests, administer certain types of oral and injectable medications, and monitor patients receive treatment. LPNs [...]

What Career Options Do You Have with an LPN Degree?

Career Options that Are Available for Someone with an LPN Degree If you are interested in entering the nursing field to become a certified nursing assistant (CNA) or a registered nurse (RN), you can start your educational track by getting admitted to LPN school. Licensed practical nurse (LPN) programs are available at many accredited community [...]

Looking Closely at Three LPN Schools

An In-Depth Look at 3 LPN Programs Choosing the right school to complete your LPN training program is a critical part of your career. You need to make sure that the LPN school you attend is accredited and also provides you with a high level of training you need to be successful in the nursing [...]

A Look at the Average Day for an LPN

What is a Typical Work Day Like for an LPN? The primary responsibilities of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) are to provide care to patients under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians. LPNs are responsible for general duties like taking the patient’s temperature, observing the patient undergoing treatment, giving the patient baths, and [...]

Personal Traits Necessary to Be a Good LPN

5 Personal Qualities that Make you a Good LPN You’ve done some research about LPN careers and are interested in pursuing an education at an LPN nursing school. But do you have the personality traits and characteristics to be successful in this field? Only some people are truly cut out to serve as a Licensed [...]

What Does it Really Take to Be an LPN?

Can You Become an LPN? Here’s What It Takes Though an extremely rewarding career, a licensed practical nurse is not a job everyone can do. LPNs have one of the most important jobs around, but to do it one must have three things: a strong stomach, patience, and a big heart. These are things you [...]