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Certified Practical Nurse Education – LPN Training And Exam

By Warren Parker

When contemplating whether or not to attend nursing school, a lot of people opt for the licensed practical nurse education instead of registered nurse programs. The reason for attending LPN school instead is because this program simply lasts a year. Additional, because you may get licensed in 1 year, you are able to go out and work quicker. A lot of LPNs accomplish this after which go back to school later for their RN degree once they have some experience.

Just about all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia require that a licensed practical nurse passes a license exam. This exam is called the NCLEX-PN. When they pass this, they are considered to have completed their licensed practical nurse education.

Usually a high school diploma or GED is required to enter into this program. However, there are high schools that work with vocational training centers and a lot of the time these kids are taking the LPN training while they’re still in high school.

LPN education can be acquired at local vocational centers and specialized schools, or even at the local community colleges. Sometimes universities will offer the LPN diploma program, but usually they reserve their nursing programs for the RN degree.

When going through LPN training, students engage in classroom study with an instructor along with clinical practice in the hospitals or perhaps nursing homes in the community taking care of patients.

Their study includes anatomy and physiology, pediatrics, medical-surgical areas of nursing, and psychiatric nursing. Licensed practical nurse education also includes training in the administration of drugs, nourishment as well as first-aid.

In order to be licensed, the student first has to complete their LPN program. At that point they are allowed to take the NCLEX-PN. Passing this examination is needed in order to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Presently there are four main classes of information covered on the NCLEX-PN. Further, this test can be as low as 85 questions or as many as 205. It depends on how many you get wrong as to how many questions are asked. The exam can take as long as five hrs too.

Just simply because an individual completes their licensed prcatical nurse education and passes the NCLEX-PN does not mean they’ll be a great LPN. LPNs should also be caring people. They need to be emotionally steady because working with the injured and sick may be difficult on them. Being observant and having great decision-making skills is very important with this position as are communication skills. They have to be able to explain to their patients how to look after themselves in the home.

Learn more about lpn exam. Stop by Warren Parker’s site where you can find out all about lpn classes and what it can do for you.

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