Not many careers offer the opportunity to directly impact the lives of others quite like nursing. Licensed Practical Nurses, or LPNs, provide nursing care under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. LPNs can have rewarding and fulfilling careers that contribute positively to their community. Is a career as an LPN right for you?
Make a difference by helping others
LPNs are vital members of today’s growing healthcare teams. LPNs work directly with patients and physicians and help concerned family members learn how to best care for their loved ones. They record patient information, help patients bathe and dress, take vital signs, and serve as a liaison between patients and doctors. LPNs show compassion and empathy when caring for those they serve.
LPN Career Outlook
Employment as an LPN is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026. This faster than the average growth is expected to be driven in part by the continued need for healthcare services for an aging baby-boom population. Residential care facilities and in home health environments are among the settings where LPNs will be needed. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses held about 724,500 jobs in 2016 in these settings:
How to get started as an LPN
Does a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse sound like the right fit for you? The Practical Nursing program at Porter and Chester Institute can prepare you for a career as an LPN in as few as 15 months! At PCI, you get to learn by doing. Working in our labs using actual medical equipment and mannequins, our Practical Nursing program is designed to give you real world experience. You’ll also perform clinical rotations at area facilities to work with actual patients.
Now is the time to get moving! Our Practical Nursing program is offered at our Enfield, Hamden, Rocky Hill, Stratford and Waterbury locations. Click here to schedule a campus tour or call 800-870-6789 today!