Welcome to Nursing School Info. This blog will provide information to prospective nurses and those considering the healthcare career.
In addition to information about various programs and requirements, we’ll provide links to resources and schools.
One of the first things we’ll talk about is Licensed Practical Nursing.
Due to the nationwide shortage of qualified nursing personnel, there are more online LPN nursing classes than ever before. An LPN or LVN is a nurse who works in hospitals, doctor’s offices and in almost any other setting. There are only a few duties that the RN is charged to carry out that an LPN can not do. The average starting pay for an LPN nationwide is 30-35K per year and this figure will definitely continue to climb, especially in the next few years.
The general qualifications for an individual to be accepted into any online LPN nursing classes or to be licensed as an LPN is that you be 18 or older and have a high school diploma or a GED. There are some basic courses in science, English and math courses that you need to have completed, and you can take these before you take any of your first online LPN nursing classes.
All nursing students will have to have clinical hours that are performed under RN supervision in the hospital and your school will arrange this for you. Schools with online LPN nursing classes will let you take many of the courses at home and you can arrange these classes according to some fairly flexible times. Your work is submitted online and graded. You are always kept up to date on your progress and all of the online courses are completely interactive.
With online LPN nursing classes offered and guaranteed job availability, there has never been a better time to take advantage of being in the medical field. The online LPN nursing classes can take from 12 months to 2 years to complete. You will then take the national NCLEX-PN exam. If you pass this test you will then be licensed as an LPN. You only have to take the national exam once. When you receive your nursing license you can apply for your licensing in other states as well.
Next post we’ll talk about getting a CNA, or Certified Nursing Assistant degree.
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