There are many reasons to enroll in a practical nursing program. If you’re committed to helping others or want a career where there is potential for growth and job stability, practical nursing may be the career for you. As a practical nurse, you’ll work under the supervision of a registered nurse to preserve and restore health. The role and responsibilities of nurses require special skills, but candidates must also be sympathetic, good communicators, extremely organized, and critical thinkers.
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A licensed practical nurse practices according to the Nurse Practice Act of Massachusetts. General duties include performing direct care, administering medications and treatments, and educating patients and their families. Although LPNs work in hospitals, the majority find employment in long-term care settings where there’s a growing demand for care for the elderly. In long-term care settings, LPNs have greater responsibilities and may be assigned the task of managing certified nursing assistants and unlicensed personnel. A prospective LPN must complete a … Read the rest
Practical Nurses impact patients’ lives and experience in hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician offices, and homes. Working under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician, an LPN provides basic care, administers medications and injections, takes vital signs, assesses, plans, and implements patient care plans, maintains patient records, and observes and monitors patients’ response to treatment. The Massachusetts Board of Nursing defines a licensed practical nurse as one who has successfully completed an approved nursing education program, passed the state … Read the rest