Licensed practical nursing provides an exciting opportunity to touch the lives of others and in turn, have your life transformed. Nursing is a special calling. It requires compassion, a genuine desire to help others, patience, organization, empathy, people skills, physical and emotional fortitude, and problem-solving skills. As an LPN, you’ll provide basic bedside care and attend to patients in many ways. Measuring and recording patients’ vital signs, feeding, bathing, and dressing, and administering injections are just some of the responsibilities. … Read the rest
New healthcare models that rest on increasing education for nurses have created a conundrum for licensed practical nurses. The focus on better care for patients suddenly affected the positions of existing and new LPNs in acute care. As early as 2007, leading hospitals have sought to replace their licensed practical nurses with registered nurses. What do the changes mean for someone with interest in licensed practical nursing?
Despite the new trends in hiring, the profession survives. In response to the … Read the rest