Becoming a licensed Practical Nurse or LPN is increasingly becoming a popular career choice among students aspiring to become a health care professional. Let us look at the different classes or college courses you take to take in order to become a LPN
- First step would be to get into a college that offers a recognized and accepted LPN program. To do this you will have to take the Test of Essential Academic Skils or TEAS as it is called. In this test you will be tested on your English, Math, Comprehension, Science and Metric conversion skills.
- Most approved LPN programs will take a minimum of 12 months to complete. At the end of your LPN program you will be given a certificate and the opportunity to test for your LPN license.
- During your college program, the typical classes you will be attending for your LPN certificate will be Anatomy, Physiology, Phychology and Sociology. That said, most of your coursework will involve hands on nursing training.
- Many students work as certified nursing assistants to make sure that nursing is indeed the career choice for them. Quite a few of them also look at an LPN program as a stepping stone to becoming a registered nurse
An ideal candidate for the LPN program would be someone that has a passion and compassion for working with the sick and disabled. You should be able to handle the pressure that comes with the job and be able to adjust to different personalities of patients, cultures and background. Nursing can be a very rewarding career especially with the shortfall we have currently and a career as an LPN can be very rewarding one indeed.
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