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Practical Nursing Program

Train as a Practical Nurse and Pursue a Rewarding Hands-On Medical Career.

Practical Nurse Certificate Program

The Practical Nurse Program is Offered At: Philadelphia, PA & Cherry Hill, NJ & Egg Harbor, NJ Campuses

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Licensed Practical Nurses work under the direction of physicians, Registered Nurses (RNs) and other Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to care for people who are sick, injured or disabled.

If you are 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:

  • Measuring and Recording Patient's Vital signs
  • Preparing and giving injections and enemas
  • Monitoring Catheters
  • Dressing Wounds
  • Assisting with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene
  • Assisting patients with mobility concerns
  • Feeding & Caring of patients

Practical Nurses work with individual clients to provide both physical care such as monitoring vital signs as well as emotional care; making sure that patients are comfortable. As an LPN, you may also be called upon to provide support to family members and to provide health education to groups.

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Employment Settings of Practical Nurses

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Most Practical Nurses are generalists and are employed in a variety of healthcare settings. Here are some of the interesting environments where Licensed Practical Nurses might be employed:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical clinics
  • Doctor offices
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Nursing Homes
  • Home Healthcare
  • Government Agencies

Experienced Practical Nurses may supervise nursing assistants and nursing aides and may move into management positions.

Successful graduates of the Prism Career Institute Practical Nursing Program can feel confident as they attempt to transition from students into healthcare professionals after preparing in a hands-on learning environment.

Accredited Nursing Certification

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 will be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN exam upon completion of the Prism Practical Nursing Program. Passing the NCLEX-PN 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.

To Find Out More About Practical Nursing Training:

To explore if becoming a Practical Nurse is right for you, complete the "I Want Answers" form on this page to receive career and program information, or call 1-888-966-8146 to speak with a knowledgeable Admissions Representative.

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“I would recommend Prism Career Institute to anyone who is ready to begin a new journey in their life. Everyone at Prism showed support my whole way through and I will always be grateful. ”

Shakerah Thomas, Prism Graduate

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