Practical Nursing

Meeting the needs of the growing healthcare industry.

Introduction:

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) become educated to provide health services such as taking blood pressure, pulse, respiration, applying dressings, helping patients with bathing and personal hygiene, and administering medications. Training in this program is provided by licensed medical personnel. A vocational certificate is issued upon successfully completing this 1,350 hour program.

Employment Opportunities:

LPNs will be prepared to be employed in a wide array of health care professions. They may work in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, private homes, health departments, or other settings such as, schools and residential care facilities. Training as LPNs provide a foundation to pursue many health related career paths including registered nurse.

Career Opportunities:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse

Employment Outlook:

Employment of licensed practical nurses is expected to grow. This industry is expected to grow 16% or from 2014 to 2024. The need for more LPNs is a result of the growing need for long term care, the increasing elderly population and the general growth of health care services.

Salary:

The average wage for this career is $20.35 hourly, or $42,320 annually.

 

Location and Hours:

  • Lindsey Hopkins Technical College (Certificate – 1350 Hours)
  • Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1350 Hours)
  • Robert Morgan Educational Center & Technical College (Certificate – 1350 Hours)

Healthcare Occupations