Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
A Typical Day
- Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
- Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
- Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
- Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration.
Attend a LPN program at a hospital, vocational school or community college
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
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Sample Job Titles...
- Charge Nurse
- Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC LPN)
- Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
- Office Nurse
- Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN)
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