LPN or Licensed Practice Nurse is one who often works in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes and other such health-related institutions where the demand for nurses is high.
What an LPN usually do is that they provide basic health care to the patient, guide the patient and its family about all necessary details and guide them according to the instructions of the physicians and registered nurses. And also, LPN works under a registered nurse that is RN.
According to the laws of Florida, when you want to become an LPN, the fastest way is the simplest way. What you have to do is to have a diploma of high school or any other degree which is equivalent to it.
Also, you must provide a certificate to show that you graduated from any certified LPN training program. This program will include one year of course work and practical application of the learning in a hospital.
This is a very vital point, and one must never forget about it. Whatever you learn must apply in the practical otherwise it is not counted.
When we talk about the course work, it means that you must do studies in the following courses along with practical standard works as well.
- You must have all emergency medical training,
- You also must understand how to operate all emergency medicals technology,
- In physical education, you must be perfect because many times, nurses are required to train their patients with basic physical exercises.
- You must have high and accurate knowledge about food and nutrient.
When you meet all the requirements, then you can easily apply for the exam which is called NCLEX-PN. First, fill the form and pay the fees and then you can sit in the exam. When you have cleared it, you will get your license in about a week.