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Title: Licensed Practical Nursing


1
Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Presented by
  • Rachel Chinnock, Lindsey Dyer, Cheryl Hougland,
    Janna Martin, Angie Webb

2
Who Can Become an LPN?
  • Anyone who is 18 years old or older
  • Anyone who has a high school diploma or GED
    certificate
  • Anyone who has not been convicted of a felony

3
Where Do LPNs Attend School?
  • Vocational School
  • Technical School

4
What do LPNs learn in the classroom?
  • Nursing Concepts
  • Nutrition
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nursing Principles and Skills
  • Pharmacology
  • Life Span Medical Terminology
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Maternal-Child Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing

http//www.wwtech.org/Classes/PN/pn.htm http//www
.metrotech.org/full-time/cd-pn.html
5
What type of hands-on training do LPNs receive?
  • Laboratory practice of skills
  • Clinical practice where laboratory skills and
    theory knowledge is applied
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Schools
  • Day Care Centers

http//www.wwtech.org/Classes/PN/pn.htm
6
Learning Techniques Change With Time
  • Future Trends
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online Testing
  • Online Conferences

http//www.sci.tamucc.edu/bischoff/tln/tln2972.ht
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7
What does an LPN do?
  • care for the sick, injured, convalescent, and
    disabled
  • take vital signs
  • prepare and give injections and enemas
  • provide routine bedside care
  • may make appointments and keep records
  • perform other clerical duties

http//www.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm
8
What job status can LPNs expect?
  • CURRENT JOBS
  • Licensed practical nurses held about 700,000
    jobs in 2000
  • 1 in 5 worked part time
  • JOBS AVAILABLE
  • 32 openings in the Tulsa area
  • 63 openings in the Oklahoma City area
  • 149 openings in the Chicago area
  • 35 openings in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area

http//www.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm
Tulsa World Daily Oklahoman
Chicago Tribune The
Dallas Morning News
9
Where do LPNs work?
  • In the year 2000. . .
  • 29 of LPNs worked in nursing homes
  • 28 worked in hospitals
  • 14 in physicians' offices and clinics
  • Others worked for home healthcare services,
    residential care facilities, schools, temporary
    help agencies, or government agencies

http//www.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm
10
How much
http//www.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm
http//www.bls.gov/oes/1999/d_heaw.pdf
11
Future Employment Needs
  • Nursing home jobs expected to GROW
  • Hospital jobs expected to DECREASE
  • Clinic/Dr.office jobs expected to GROW
  • Home health jobs expected to GROW

http//www.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm
12
LPNs in Summary. . .
  • An LPN should be at least 18 years old.
  • LPNs learn theory and clinical skills while
    attending a technical school.
  • In the future, LPNs will be able to acquire more
    of their education online.
  • LPNs will find decent paying jobs after
    licensure.

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