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Flexibility of the Licensed Practical Nursing Career

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Flexibility of the Licensed Practical Nursing Career

  1. 1. Flexibility of the Licensed Practical Nursing CareerBrought to you by LPNBSN.net. Find more information about Licensed Practical Nursing jobs,careers, and education.There are so many methods on how you can practice your professionlike the other licensed practical nurses. You can choose from any of the satisfying careers,which may actually complement with your qualities as a nurse as well as the things that drawyour attention the most.Choose specialization for nursesIt is not necessary for you to choose the field you want to dedicate yourself to during the timewhen you are just about to start attending the training program for LPNs. However, it willbecome advantageous if you already have an idea of what you would like to be in the future.Common settings for nursesA Licensed practical nursing career is most commonly seen in a hospital setting. Hospitaldepartments that are in need of LPNs are the following: operating room, emergency room,maternity, and more.When you become a full-fledged licensed practical nurse, you are mostly likely to gain theheight of your career in the hospital. It is because more sophisticated nursing tasks areassigned to LPNs in hospitals compared to other related areas.But then, it has been anticipated by many experts that the jobs that may be offered to licensedpractical nurses in the future may lessen because most of the medical processes are done inclinics and on outpatient basis.Nurses caring for elderlyLots of aged individuals possess functional disabilities and they are in need of assistance fromcompetent people. In addition, most of the elderly choose to stay at home rather than in afacility that cares for the elderly. 1/3
  2. 2. It is witnessed that there is a growing opportunity for licensed practical nurses in home healthcare services that focus on caring for the elderly. Technology is also at its best as of the presenttime that is why more health problems are dealt with even in small clinics. Hence, the popularityof home health care grows through the passing years.As an LPN, you may choose to work in the home of patients but you must be capable ofworking alone without the help of other health care professionals. Your task involves givingdirect nursing care to your elderly patients. You should also assist them while they arerecuperating from their illnesses.Your job does not end on just providing bedside care for you elderly patients because you mustalso have the ability to carefully evaluate the home environment of your patient. As a nurse,your concern extends to the patient’s whole family. You must be able share necessary healthknowledge specifically about how they can care for the older individual.Continuing careYou may easily find jobs in certain nursing care facilities that cater to the aged people, thedisabled, as well as those who are in need of continuing care. The clients that are admitted inthese kinds of facilities are mostly those who were previously discharged from hospitals but stillrequire more time to recover.You must possess a high level of administrative skills when you apply as a nurse in this kind ofsetting. Additionally, this set-up requires nurses to have excellent assessment skills in order forthem to create an appropriate treatment plan that conforms to what has been assessed on thepatient. Most importantly, you must take your training program seriously to be armed withsufficient knowledge about the basic nursing duties that are required by the nursing carefacilities.Clinics as another alternative a Licensed Practical Nursing Career 2/3
  3. 3. Certain medical procedures are done in doctors’ clinics. LPNs are needed to assist during these kinds of procedures. Your duties in this setting include the following: injecting medications, collecting data regarding patients’ medical history, aiding in examinations, and drawing blood. There are times when minor surgeries are done in clinics as well and it is part of your duty to assist in this procedure. Hence, like other nurses, you are also expected to be of great assistance to physicians who perform surgeries on outpatient basis. Learn more about LPN to RN and LPN to BSN Degrees http://lpnbsn.net 3/3Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)

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