Practical Nurse

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Length of Education: 
1 year
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Licensed Practical Nurses provide basic patient care, primarily in nursing homes and long-term care settings.

LPN’s monitor patient health, perform wound care, enemas, assist patients with moving, record fluid intake and output, and provide basic comfort services like bathing and personal hygiene.

Most LPN’s work in nursing homes and other long-term care settings, but the overall hiring outlook for LPN’s is not strong. Employers increasingly prefer hiring nurses with more advanced education, preferably BSN nurses.