What classes need to be taken for an LPN degree?

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What classes need to be taken for an LPN degree?

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In order to become an LPN (licensed practical nurse), you will need to complete about a year of coursework through a vocational, technical, or community college. These courses will include clinical hours, where you will gain on-the-job training, as well as practical skills such as how to take vital signs, administrative documentation, bloodborne pathogens, legal and ethical considerations, and nursing skills for a variety of patients (geriatric, maternal, pediatric, etc.). Each school's program will differ and each state's board of nursing will require different courses. LPNs are responsible for taking vital signs, documenting patient concerns, aiding patients with eating, bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom, and other patient care tasks. You will practice these tasks both in the classroom and at a healthcare facility during your clinical hours. After completing your course of study, you will need to complete the national certification exam (NCLEX-PN) for LPNs. Once you pass the exam and meet all state requirements for LPN training, you will be granted your license.

For more information about licensed practical nursing, check out this article:Licensed Practical Nurse Education Requirements and Career Info

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