Train as a Practical Nurse
Prepare to Pursue a Rewarding Hands-On Career as a
Valued Member of the Nursing Community
Program Offered At: Philadelphia, PA & Cherry Hill, NJ
Practical Nurses work under the direction of physicians and Registered Nurses to care for people who are sick, injured or disabled.
If you're passionate about caring for others, enjoy working with people and are looking for a profession that capitalizes on these strengths, you could be well suited to a rewarding career as a Practical Nurse.
Providing Important Care: A Day in the Life...
Practical Nurses care for patients in many ways. Often, they provide basic bedside care. In a given day, professionals in this field perform a wide variety of medical procedures, including:
- Measure and Record Patient's Vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration
- Prepare and give injections and enemas
- Monitor Catheters
- Dress Wounds
- Give alcohol rubs and massages
- Assist with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene
- Assist patients with standing and walking
- Feeding patients
Practical Nurses work with individual clients to provide both physical care such as monitoring vital signs as well as emotional care making sure patients are comfortable. In this position you may also be called on to provide support to family members and have the opportunity to provide education to groups.
Employment Settings of Practical Nursing Professionals
Most Practical Nurses are generalists and are employed in a variety of healthcare settings.
Check out some of the interesting environments where Practical Nurses might be employed:
- Medical clinics
- Doctor offices
- Outpatient Care Centers
- Nursing Homes
- Home Healthcare
- Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
Experienced Practical Nurses may supervise nursing assistants and aides and may move into management positions.
Successful graduates of the Prism Career Institute Practical Nursing program feel confident as they attempt to transition from students into healthcare professionals after preparing in a hands-on learning environment.
Nursing Board Approvals
The Pennsylvania State Board Of Nursing has conferred Full Approval status for the Practical Nursing progam at Prism Career Institute, Philadelphia campus.
The New Jersey Board of Nursing has approved Prism Career Institue, Cherry Hill campus, as a certified New Jersey Board of Nursing accredited school of Practical Nursing.
Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Prism graduates are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN exam upon program completion. Passing this exam is a requirement to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The exam is developed and administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
Here at Prism, we're proud of our graduates. Meet our Nursing Alumni and join us in congratulating their accomplishment!
Find Out More
Explore if training to become a Practical Nursing professional is right for you. Fill out the form on this page to receive career and program info or call 1-888-904-4768 to speak with a knowledgeable Admissions Representative. For information about programs offered at the Upper Darby Campus call 1-888-411-6305. Not all programs are offered at all campuses.