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LPN / LVN Certification

LPN / LVN Certification

Most LPN / LVN programs last about 1 year and are normally offered by vocational / technical schools or community or colleges. LPNs must be licensed to practice in all states, so completing this 1 year program is pivotal.

The exam that LPNs must pass is called the NCLEX-PN, which can only be taken after passing a state-approved program. The exam is developed and administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The NCLEX-PN is a computer-based exam and varies in length. The exam covers four major categories: safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, and physiological integrity.

To be accepted into the majority of programs, you must have a high school diploma. There are some programs that do not require a high school diploma, but those are certainly in the minority. There are also programs that are integrated with your high school curriculum.

In 2006, there were more than 1,500 State-approved training programs in practical nursing.

Most programs include both classroom study and supervised clinical practice (patient care). Classroom study covers basic nursing concepts and subjects related to patient care, including anatomy, physiology, medical-surgical nursing, pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric nursing, the administration of drugs, nutrition, and first aid.

With regards to career advancement, LPNs can advance to become charge nurses who oversee the work of other LPNs and of nursing aides. LPNs can also advance and become RNs by completing an accelerated LPN / LVN training program. This is a popular career path and allows LPNs to gain more responsibility in the hospital while also garnering a higher pay. Get free information about LPN/LVN to RN programs.

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    piegreg

    over 4 years ago

    6 comments

    By the way, This school do give laderdized for Associate RN's. Thou. the clinincal is in Manila, Philippines!

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    piegreg

    over 4 years ago

    6 comments

    I am taking LVN online. I am currently a flight attedant for 22 years. (books were ship to me, exams are online). 9 months theories prelims-midterm-finals per quarterly, 3 months clinical and one mont or so for NCLEX preparation. www.kennedyglobal.net School wiill work out with your work schedules and family life. Check it out if anyone are interested.

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    JohnDavis

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Can LPNs also advance and become RNs by completing an accelerated LPN / LVN training program ?

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    marvalusxoxo

    over 4 years ago

    42 comments

    as far as I know I haven't heared of an LPN program online...I did my reseach and did not find any. I am an LPN now and I love it...hopefully soon I will star my RN program. one step at a time for me please lol.

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    byvette

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a Certified Medical Assistant interested in becoming a LPN in the next month or so. I would like to take the courses on-line if possible. Where can I get information?

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    uwamwezi

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    i want to start LVN program in 3-5month,which school can have this program?what are conditions to start.

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    azula

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    I have a question I want to be a nurse so I got sign up for a medical asients at texas school of business what should be my next step any adivce?

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    ThankuGod

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Are there any LVN/LPN programs in Dallas, Texas?

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    bethsmommy2003

    about 5 years ago

    2 comments

    can I get my vn online?

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    Melissaochoa1

    over 5 years ago

    4 comments

    I'm a student at Kaplan College and am going to become an LVN. What I'm confused about is getting a degree. Is it something required to get a job or just recommended? And if I do get a degree, what should I get it in? I want to go into pediatrics. Thanks this site is so helpful!

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    cuttie

    over 5 years ago

    1042 comments

    I was wondering, what state don't require a Highschool Diploma for a LVN nursing school.

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    zoi

    over 5 years ago

    2 comments

    is there a program in usa, where you can get free training/in-house training? Or do you hav t go t school/college first? I know of hospitals in SA where u start working as student nurse,get free training:college and in-house,free? Please advise. Thank you!

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    cmtaite

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    tiffannij nice picture

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    tiffannij

    almost 6 years ago

    194 comments

    This is what i most definetely want to do before the getting my degree in nursing. Let me see if i can ahndle the LPN first.

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    kstiltner1

    almost 6 years ago

    7170 comments

    Interesting.

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