Licensed Practical Nurses perform a variety of tasks under the supervision of a registered nurse. They administer medicine and injections, and take vital signs. Starting your career as an LPN is a great way to become a registered nurse. It’s also a great alternative for those who want to become a nurse but do not want to be RNs.
Things You'll Do:
- Keep records and medical histories
- Perform CPR
- Administer basic care
Your job characteristics:
Get YourLicensed Practical Nurse Certification (LPN)
Pass YourNational Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX)
Become aLicensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN
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- Physician’s office
- Outpatient care center
How Much You
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What Else You
- The transition to becoming an RN will be an easy one with experience as an LPN.