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  1. 1. LICENSE PRACTICAL NURSE(LPN)Monica BiscardiFebruary 27, 2012
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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 (= )
  13. 13. 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
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