A licensed practical nurse training program is the best way to make a meaningful career and have an impact on people's lives. This is a vital position in the medical industry and you will be in constant contact with patients who need nursing care.
This profession has a positive impact on others and your own well-being. It is hard to find satisfaction in other jobs that gives you the satisfaction of knowing you are valued in everything you do.
Another advantage of clinical education training is the recognition that you are a highly sought-after professional wherever you travel. These credentials can be used to hold different titles, but the same job.
They can be LVN (Licensed Vocational Nursing) in certain states, RPNs in Canada (Registered Practical Nurse) in the United Kingdom, and SENS (State Enrolled Nursing) in the United States. No matter what the name may suggest, the education requirements are the same.
A high school diploma or GED is required to be able to enter a practical nursing training program. A majority of programs require an entrance exam and background check. The required textbook and clinical work will take approximately 70 hours.
This position can be studied at Junior/Community Colleges as well as Colleges and Universities and Special Technical Schools.
These schools offer online classes which make it an ideal way to pursue this career while working in another field. It is important to verify that such schools are accredited. This can be done online at the Department of Health.