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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

What They Do:

Licensed Practical Nurses provide patients with care including monitoring vital signs, bathing, dressing, changing wound dressings, inserting catheters, assisting with tests or procedures, etc.  An LPN works under the supervision of doctors and RNs and sometimes oversees the work of CNAs. Licensing required.

Also Known As:

Charge Nurse, Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (Clinic LPN), Clinic Nurse, Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse (Home Health LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Office Nurse, Pediatric LPN (Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse), Private Duty Nurse, Radiation Oncology Nurse, Triage LPN (Triage Licensed Practical Nurse)

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • LPN Certification: 2 years

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