Practical nursing students upon graduation are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Passing this exam demonstrates the competency to work as an LPN.
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
LPN nurses provide basic nursing care such as focused assessments, medication administration, patient monitoring and reporting. They discuss health care with patients and report the status of patients to registered nurses and doctors. Licensed practical nurses have been identified by the U.S. Department of Labor to as a high growth career through 2026.
- Work closely with patients and nursing staff to execute patient care plans
- Cleaning wounds and wound care
- Medication administration
- Assisting with bathing, dressing or feeding
- Monitoring vital signs
- Reporting patient status and needs to nurses and physicians
- Nursing homes
- Assisted living homes
- Hospice facilities
- Correctional institutions
Placement Statistics Nursing
|Associate Degree Nursing (RN)||84/98%||84/98%||68/100%||81/100%|
|Practical Nursing (LPN)||20/100%||20/100%||86/100%||83/100%|