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Training to Become a LPN

By Robert Guyton

For all those of you who wish to enter into the very lucrative nursing career, there might be no better starting than to begin with an LPN occupation. LPNs, also referred to as LVNs are the licensed practical nurses who offer fundamental nursing treatment to sick and injured patients. They’ve to operate under the supervision of RNs throughout their job (see LPN vs RN roles ). Occasionally, physicians could also give direct orders to LPNs.

Specifications of LPN Training Program

Licensed practical nursing education programs require applicants to possess a high school diploma or its equivalent. In some instances, applicants to LPN programs may be needed to hold a current certification as a certified nurse assistant.

Anatomy and physiology 1 & 2 with lab = Biology 111 & 112

Human lifespan development = Psychology 150

Microbiology with lab = Biology 240

Nutrition = DN 203

English composition = English 111

High school chemistry/college chemistry with lab = Chemistry 055

Grade C or better (or equivalent) in all the above courses before they can be accepted in to the program.

Course Detail

LPN programs are arranged by hospitals, neighborhood colleges, universities, junior schools and unique technical schools. The course includes topics such as pharmacology, anatomy, physiology, practical nursing skills and other subjects. For individuals who are taking on-line classes, their hands-on medical training may be arranged with a nearby facility to ensure that they will not be doing any long distance traveling for this part of the training.

After finishing LPN training program, you will receive certificate of completion of the program. Then you definitely have to give LPN licensure test of the state. After passing the check, the State Division of Occupational Licensing will issue the student their License in Practical Nursing. All states require people to pass the licensure exam to practice as a LPN in health care settings. The exam includes computerized test administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing

Students who completed State-approved LPN to RN programs are the only ones allowed to take certification examinations. More information about the how to choose LPN schools and information about cheap LPN classes are available on our site.

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