Earnings The most recent research has shown that a nurse’s: Hourly Wage Is in the median range LPN nurses make about $19.42. Annual Wage Is in the median range LPN nurses make about $40,380
Educational Requirements High School Diploma State Approved Training Programs Held at vocational schools, community colleges, and technical schools Takes about 1 year to complete Consists of classroom and laboratory study Classes are on: Microbiology English composition Human anatomy Pharmacology Developmental psychology Drug calculations Medical surgical nursing
Educational Requirements Cont. License Examination NCLEX-PN offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Computerized 4 Major components: Safe and effective care environment Health promotion and maintenance Psychosocial integrity Physiological integrity
Entry Level Positions LPN’s can advance to become ‘charge’ nurses who act like managers around other nurse affiliates. LPN’s can further educate themselves earning higher degrees. Such as: IV Therapy Gerontology Long-Term Care And Pharmacology Etc. LPN’s can take LPN-to-RN programs to advance
Nature of Work LPN’s should be: emotionally stable in their workplace Good communication skills Good observance skills Good decision-making skills Must be able to follow orders Be able to work under close supervision
Nature of Work Cont. Day-to-day activities LPN’s perform: Measure and record patients’ vital signs Prepare and give infections and enemas Feed patients who need help eating Give alcohol rubs and massages Help to keep patients comfortable, like Assisting with bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, moving in bed, standing and walking.
Working Conditions Most LPN’s work 40 hours a week In some instances, LPNs will have to work nights, weekends, and holidays LPNs often stand for a long time to help patients walk, stand, and get out of bed
Job Outlook The amount of employees that work in the nursing field in May of 2008 was 753,600 people. The estimated in 2018 is 909,200 people, in which is 21% more employees through the year 2008
Advantages in Nursing My opinionated advantages for this career are: I would have satisfactory income, until I advance into more education I like to help others, no matter what situation it is I am interested in child birth, and I get to experience it myself if I become a obstetrics nurse; I also help care for infants after child birth
Disadvantages to Nursing My disadvantages to nursing are: I would have to work nights, weekends, and holidays if needed. I would become tired. The stressfull atmosphere that revolves around the nursing career And lastly, I would sometimes, unfortunately experience death.
Personal Skills and Reasons Why I had Chosen this Career I can handle stress relatively well, mostly because I have a child. I like to help patients get better I love to work and care for babies I have a very caring and sympathetic nature I follow orders very well. (One good reason is because my child is my boss (= )
Preparing for Nursing Preliminary Classes in College Science, Math, English, and subjects like these Looking up training programs in community colleges Volunteer with first hand action in nursing
Works Cited http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos102.htm#earnings http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm