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LPN Programs

As a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or licensed vocational nurse (LVN), you may work closely with physicians and spend a fulfilling career helping those who are injured or sick. Nurses may be often tasked with monitoring a patient's blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and more, and recording these statistics on the patient's chart. Licensed practical nurses also bathe and dress patients, make them as comfortable as possible, help them walk or eat when they are unable, and work alongside physicians to help create a specialized treatment plan for each patient.

How to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

If you enjoy helping people and have been exploring ways to build a career in the medical field, you may want to consider becoming a licensed practical nurse (LPN). An LPN has many duties, ranging from taking vital signs, performing lab work, instructing patients and their families in preventative health skills and helping to oversee nursing aides.

In order to pursue a licensed practical nurse, you may have to complete the requirements of your particular state, which usually involves graduating from an LPN program and then passing your state's nursing exam.

Before you are allowed to begin training, you may need a high school diploma, although some training programs may accept applicants who have completed a GED program. Next, you should explore the different training schools in your area that offer an LPN program. These courses are usually offered at junior colleges or vocational and technical schools. Some hospitals also offer LPN training courses.


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            Vocational Nursing
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            • Offers a paralegal program and several healthcare programs including pharmacy technology, medical assisting, massage therapy, and diagnostic medical sonography.
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            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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            Platt College , Alhambra
            • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
            • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
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            Practical Nursing Diploma
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            • Offers programs in health science, business, legal studies, technology, and skilled trades such as HVAC and building maintenance &    repair.
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            Associate of Science in Nursing

            Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

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            Lincoln Tech , Shelton
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            • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
            • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
            • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
            • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
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            BS Nursing Generalist
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