Day in the Life of a Practical Nurse
Staying calm isn't always easy, but it's crucial when you are visiting a doctor. Stress could render your blood pressure readings inaccurate and complicate your surgery. Of course, telling you to relax may make you focus on your nervousness more. That's why, as a licensed practical nurse, my job is to help you stay calm and comfortable.
My typical day at the hospital starts with taking patients' vital signs. From the beginning, I do my best to be reassuring and answer questions as thoroughly as possible. However, patients aren't the only ones who require my assistance. Doctors and registered nurses depend on me to perform a number of tasks including: changing bandages, maintaining records, collecting lab samples, bathing patients, and communicating between patients and hospital staff members.1 Completing all these duties ensures that my days fly by and stay meaningful.
If you're interested in becoming a practical nurse, there's a lot of good news. First, you don't have to spend four years or more in school to prepare. Stautzenberger College's fully accredited program could be completed in as little as fourteen months! Second, you have plenty of potential employers to choose from, such as nursing homes, clinics, and home health care services. Stautzenberger College's career services team could even connect you with local employers, help you brush up on your interviewing skills, or craft your resume. In addition, you have a bright job outlook. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that positions for LPN's would increase by 7% between 2018 and 2028!1
Earning your practical nursing diploma may be easier than you think. Call 888.859.8225 or submit the Request Information form online to find out more. Learn how your compassion could change patients' lives.
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocat... (visited 1/5/2022).
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