LPNs are an important part of a medical care team. Responsible for a variety of tasks, including monitoring patients, checking vital statistics, and helping the sick and injured with daily needs, LPNs are:
- Effective communicators
- Skilled collaborators
- Use clinical reasoning even in emergency situations.
They work under doctors, RNs, and other medical staff to provide quality care for patients and information for their loved ones.
- Entry into the program requires a minimum TEAS IV or V score
- Have proof of high school graduation or equivalent
- Must meet minimum requirements set by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing
- Be mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy
- In order to practice as an LPN, you will need to pass the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) after completing the diploma program