Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Training

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Licensed practical nursing is one of the most in-demand jobs in the present times catered to care for patients and provide healthcare services in the industry.

More and more health-related problems, either natural or induced ailments are experienced by a large population in different levels and walks of life. It is therefore inevitable that many courses and professions are designed and geared towards providing assistance to the healthcare industry.

Licensed practical nurses are skilled workers in the healthcare sector who gives basic medical and nursing care for patients ranging from the sick, disabled, elderly and injured. They do their tasks and obligation in adherence to directions of physicians and even registered nurses. Part of their basic responsibilities is taking the necessary vital signs of patients such as temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration among others. Initially, LPNs as they are commonly called are the ones who make observation regarding patients and record and report some unnecessary and unusual reactions to medications and treatments. These adverse effects could be due to allergic reactions and the like. Furthermore, licensed practical nurses may have extended obligations and responsibilities in administrative and clerical fields such as recording fluid and food intake of the patients as well as their output.

In many cases LPNs could perform daily laboratory tests, patient nursing and feeding and could likewise manage tasks of nursing aides and assistants. They could do more complicated tasks like assisting in child delivery, care for and infant feeding. Due to the strenuous activities and duties of LPNs, they are actually practically on duty 24 hours. However, many hospitals and medical centers see the need of quality time even for LPNs, thus they offer various flexible schedules.

To qualify for a career and become a licensed practical nurse, students must undergo 12-18 months of intensive educational classroom lectures and a practical clinical experience. Getting started in this career is quite convenient especially for busy professionals and students. They can have training programs during evenings and weekends. This is to give an option of career enhancement and more productivity. LPN trainings have very few and not very strict pre-requisites like a high school diploma.

To qualify and be successful in this endeavor, it is required that candidates must have problem-solving skills as well as the capacity to manage their time under pressure. Candidates must likewise be very skilled with team work, communications and multi-tasking because of the different and overwhelming demands of their job.

LPN trainings maybe extremely difficult, but they are sure ways of having the best career with the competitive and rewarding compensations they offer to qualified professionals. This profession is a long-term investment, for the coming years still assure a greater demand and potential growth for LPNs all around the country.

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Online Medical Schools

University of Phoenix

Kaplan University

Walden University

  • Healthcare Programs: Health Services, Psychology, Nursing (with various specializations including Education), Public Health, Psychology, Mental Health Counseling
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Chamberlain College of Nursing

National American University

Arizona Schools

University of Phoenix

  • Campus Location: Phoenix , Southern Arizona - Ft. Huachuca
  • Healthcare Programs: Health Administration, Nursing, Counseling, Family Nurse Practitioner, Counseling: Family and Child Therapy, Human Services, LPN to BSN, Nursing Informatics, School Nurse, Counseling: Family and Child Therapy
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California LVN Schools

University of Phoenix

  • Campus Location: Northern California - Bay Area , Northern California Central Valley , Sacramento, San Diego , Southern California
  • Healthcare Programs: Health Administration, Health Care Services, Human Services, Nursing, Counseling: Family and Child Therapy, Family Nurse Practitioner
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Colorado Schools

University of Phoenix

  • Campus Location: Aurora , Southern Colorado
  • Healthcare Programs: Human Services, Nursing, Counseling, Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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Connecticut Schools

Lincoln Technical Institute

Florida Schools

University of Phoenix

Virginia College

  • Campus Location: Pensacola
  • Healthcare Programs: Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Pharmacy Technician, Practical Nursing, Surgical Technology
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Georgia Schools

University of Phoenix

Hawaii Schools

University of Phoenix

Idaho LPN Schools

University of Phoenix

Indiana Schools

University of Phoenix

Iowa Schools

Kaplan University

  • Campus Location: Cedar Falls , Cedar Rapids , Council Bluffs , Des Moines , Mason City
  • Healthcare Programs: Practical Nursing
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Kansas Schools

University of Phoenix

Louisiana Nursing Schools

University of Phoenix

Michigan Schools

University of Phoenix

Minnesota Schools

Minnesota School of Business

Missouri Nursing Schools

University of Phoenix

Sanford-Brown College

  • Campus Location: Fenton , St. Charles , Hazelwood
  • Healthcare Programs: Healthcare Administration, Respiratory Therapy, Radiography, Medical Assistant, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Surgical Technology, Health Information Technology, Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy
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Nebraska Schools

Kaplan University

  • Campus Location: Lincoln , Omaha
  • Healthcare Programs: Medical Assistant, Practical Nursing, Dental Assistant, Massage Therapy
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New Jersey

CDM Institute

  • Campus Location: Marlton , Wayne
  • Healthcare Programs: Medical Billing, Coding, & Office Administration, Nurses Aid
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New Mexico Schools

University of Phoenix

Ohio Schools

University of Phoenix

Oklahoma Schools

University of Phoenix

South Carolina Schools

University of Phoenix

Tennessee Schools

University of Phoenix

Texas Schools

Texas Careers

Utah Schools

University of Phoenix

Oklahoma Schools

University of Phoenix

Virginia Schools

ECPI College of Technology

Medical Careers Institute

  • Campus Location: Newport News , Richmond , Virginia Beach
  • Healthcare Programs: Dental Assisting, Massage Therapy, Medical Assisting, Medical Office Specialist, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing
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