A licensed practical nurse (LPN) plays a pivotal role in healthcare in collaboration with a physician and/or registered nurse. LPNs perform nursing care such as medication administration, data collection on patients, monitoring for changes in condition, vital sign checks, wound care and dressing changes, specimen collection, urinary catheter insertion and care, care of patients with ventilators and tracheostomies, ostomy site care and maintenance, CPR, and finger stick blood sugar testing. Proper charting and documentation of nursing care is also the LPN's responsibility. This important information ensures the ability of healthcare providers to make the most accurate diagnoses and recommendations.
Our Practical Nursing Program can be completed in 12 months. We offer a traditional schedule with “day” classes taken during the fall, spring and summer semesters. For those looking for more flexibility, we offer the Flex PN Program which allows students to take classes in a variety of formats offered during the evenings and weekends.
Licensed Practical Nurse
LPNs practice nursing with the guidance of a registered nurse or physician in a variety of health care settings.
Median Salary: $39,100
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Where our graduates work:
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Providence Heart Institute
Lexington Medical Center
Regional Medical Center
Davita Dialysis Center
Laurel Baye Healthcare
Edisto Convalescent Center
Orangeburg Nursing Home
|Nursing - 100%
Name of Program: Diploma, Practical Nursing
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
• Demonstrate professional behaviors of accountability and professionalism according to the legal and ethical standards for a competent licensed practical/vocational nurse.
• Effectively communicate with patients, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary health care team incorporating interpersonal and therapeutic communication skills.
• Collect holistic assessment data from multiple sources, communicate the data to appropriate health care providers, and evaluate client responses to interventions.
• Collaborate with the registered nurse or other members’ of the health care team to organize and incorporate assessment data to plan/revise patient care and actions based on established nursing diagnoses, nursing protocols, and assessment and evaluation data.
• Demonstrate a caring and empathic approach to the safe, therapeutic, and individualized care of each client.
• Implement patient care, at the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician through performance of nursing interventions or directing aspects of care, as appropriate, to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).
Licensure/Certification First-Time Pass Rate: 100%