Licensed Practical Nurse (LPNs)/Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVNs)
- Nursing is a dynamic interpersonal goal-directed process that seeks
to promote optimal health within the context of individuals, family,
community, and society.
- Licensed Practical Nurses or LPNs, MUST work under the direction of a Physician or a Registered Nurse (RN).
- They are trained to administer prescribed medications, draw
blood and other fluids, and care for injuries or surgical incisions
under the supervision of either a Physician or RN.
- Their responsibilities can include developing care plans and
providing personal care such as dressing, bathing or feeding patients.
- LPNs may work in a variety of settings, including, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, private homes, or institutions.
- LPNs say that helping people is an important aspect of their job.
- Some LPNs say that they are asked to do work that should be done by Registered Nurses.