Permanent LPN/SNF job in MECHANICSBURG, Pennsylvania with Prominent Medical Staffing Inc.
Job Description The licensed practice nurse (LPN) is responsible for rendering nursing care in assigned area in terms of individualized cli... View job
Permanent LPN/Admin job in Cumming, Georgia with Cumming Health and Rehab
Cumming Health and Rehab is currently looking for an admissions nurse. Position will work M-F 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Candidate can be R... View job
Permanent LPN/SNF job in Pueblo, Colorado with Aura Staffing Partners
We are hiring LPN’s!! Aura Staffing Partners is a top staffing firm in Colorado, providing shifts for LPN's in multiple settings such as bu... View job
Permanent LPN/MS job in Newark, New Jersey with Acelity
You Will Be Responsible For: Performs assessments and determines the total nursing needs of assigned patients. Formulates a goal directed... View job
Permanent LPN/office-outpatient job in Kilgore, Texas with CHRISTUS Health
DESCRIPTION Provides care under supervision of physician or registered nurses for clinic patients, according to established standards and p... View job
Travel/Contract LPN/SNF job in Prophetstown, Illinois with Trustaff Travel Nursing
Travel RN - Registered Nurse trustaff is currently seeking an experienced Registered Nurse for a 13-week travel contract. 1+ year of rec... View job
Permanent LPN/Infection Ctrl job in Shelby, Ohio with The GEO Group, Inc.
Changing Behaviors / Changing Lives Abraxas Ohio 2775 State Route 39 Shelby, Ohio 44785 Work Schedule: 1PM - 9PM Weekend Rotatio... View job
Travel/Contract LPN/Cardiology job in Rapid City, South Dakota with Pulse Clinical Alliance, LLC
PULSE CLINICAL ALLIANCE is a Healthcare Consultancy offering exciting Travel, Per Diem, Locums, and Long-term Assignments in Nursing, Allied... View job
Permanent LPN/Rehab job in Solvang, California with California MENTOR
California MENTOR Everybody needs a job but only extraordinary people work here. Our team is fun, creative, and dedicated to making a dif... View job
Travel/Contract LPN/ICU job in Fargo, North Dakota with Loyal Source Government Services, LLC
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE (LPN) ICU/CCU/LTAC ROTATING DAYS AND NIGHTS Loyal Source is actively seeking a motivated LPN to place into an LTA... View job
Permanent LPN/Home Care job in Winchester, Virginia with 1st Adult & Pediatric HCS inc
We are currently seeking fulltime, professional nurses to join our team of professionals You must have at least 6months to one year exper... View job
Permanent LPN/PEDS job in Rolla, Missouri with Phoenix Home Care
We are currently seeking Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses to join our team in Rolla. *Now Offering Accelerated Sign on Bo... View job
Permanent LPN/Hospice job in PLEASANT HILL, California with Hospice of the East Bay
The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides direct nursing and related assistance to patients and families in our care. With general direct... View job
Per Diem LPN/Home Care job in Haverhill, Massachusetts with New England Home Health Services, Inc.
Currently looking for RN's and LPN's to join our team of nurses. If you prefer one to one direct patient care, then home care is for you. We... View job
Permanent LPN/SNF job in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with Prominent Medical Staffing Inc.
The licensed practice nurse (LPN) is responsible for rendering nursing care in assigned area in terms of individualized client needs, accord... View job
In order to become a licensed practical (LPN) or vocational nurse (LVN), you must first graduate from an accredited nursing program. It is possible to obtain a diploma (a program lasting about a year) or an associate's degree. Upon successful completion of the program, one must then pass the national credentialing test, the NCLEX-PN.
Bedside care is most often the main focus of the LPN. Taking vital signs, performing lab draws, assisting with the patients' personal care issues and information gathering from the patient and family consumes a significant amount of time in the LPN's day.
In many cases licensed practical nurses work alongside a registered nurse as a support person. The LPN may have their own patients and be responsible for patient assessment; it is however, the registered nurses' credentials that carry the weight of responsibility. The majority of LPNs are employed in nursing homes, doing medication passes and assessments. It is also possible for LPNs to become intravenous (IV) medication certified by passing an IV fluid administration test. This enables the LPN to hang the majority of IV drips such an antibiotics and electrolytes. An RN's license is still required for the higher risk IVs.
LPNs can be employed in schools, hospitals, industrial settings and clinics. In the nursing home setting, it is possible for LPNs to advance to the role of charge nurse. The LPN charge nurse oversees staffing problems and overall coordination of patient care including duties performed by nursing assistants and patient care aides.
Many LPNs work in the field of home health nursing when an RN's skills are not required. LPNs make nursing care plans, prepare meals and may take patients to doctors' appointments where the patient's illness requires traveling with a nurse. LPNs may also be involved with home health teaching where a patient with a new diagnosis or new home medical equipment needs supervision and teaching reinforcement.
In most states the LPN is not permitted to supervise an RN, although this issue is continuously debated. After being an LPN for a few years, many return to school to obtain their RN license in an LPN-to-RN accelerated program. An increase in salary and responsibility will ensue, as well as more doors opened for possibility of employment.
For the most part, autonomy in the career of an LPN is limited. LPNs must be comfortable with authority and willing to take direction from RNs and physicians. In addition, LPNs must also be strong leaders if they are supervising personnel.