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Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurses, or LPNs, are involved in a variety of different healthcare roles, some of which include providing routine care to patients, observing their health, providing assistance to doctors and registered nurses, or acting as an intermediary between patients and their families. LPNs also may work privately for families or businesses to provide basic care and health consultations to employees. Positions for LPNs also exist at a consultation level with government institutions, both at the state and federal level.

Job Duties

  • Helps with developing individualized care plans for each patient
  • Works with patients to help them achieve their rehabilitation goals and other care plan benchmarks
  • Makes records of general physical and mental condition of patients, as well as any signs and symptoms displayed
  • Distributes assignments to Certified Nurses Assistants (CNAs)
  • Admits and discharges patients
  • Assists with diagnostics as needed
  • Supervises team members to ensure that all duties are being carried out correctly and efficiently

Education and Skills

  • A High School diploma or equivalent education is required
  • Verifiable completion of a Practical Nursing program is required
  • The ability to oversee and manage a limited number of employees
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of basic mathematical operations and unit conversions

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