A practical nurse performs basic patient care under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses (RNs). Since practical nurses have extensive daily contact with their patients, they are key to providing vital information on the their condition and progress to the nursing and medical staff.
Typical job responsibilities include:
Once you have met the Practical Nursing Program requirements at Seminole State, you are eligible to apply to the Florida State Board of Nursing to sit for the licensing exam for practical nursing (LPN).
LPNs may also tend to more than patients' medical needs. They help patients with bathing and dressing, keep them comfortable and care for their emotional needs.
LPN responsibilities also increase depending on their work environment (with additional continuing education):