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Breaking Down the Different Duties of an LPN

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) work in a surprisingly wide range of locations and roles, and as a result, they have many different duties depending on where their career takes them. Although all LPNs have a few core duties in common, it is not unusual for an LPN who works in a hospital to have different

Best Practices for LPNs

Observing best practices and good habits is essential to providing excellent healthcare. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are no exception: great ones need to follow established best practices to be successful and provide quality care. In addition to learning the clinical skills and gaining the knowledge necessary to become licensed, a Practical Nursing education from Prism

On the Fence? Questions to Ask When Considering the Practical Nursing Program

There are a couple of core steps all future licensed practical nurses (LPNs) take as they embark on their career journey: completing a practical nursing education and passing the licensure exam. To accomplish both, prospective students must choose the program that not only teaches the necessary skills, but also positions them for success. They must

Day or Evening Classes: Which Are Right for You?

Technically speaking, there is little difference between daytime and evening classes. Both cover the same materials, are graded on similar policies, and reward students with the same diplomas. Anyone who has taken both, however, can tell you there can be a big difference in practice. If you’re choosing between day or evening classes, this guide

Typical Questions in an LPN Interview

It’s a common quandary for students looking forward to employment after their graduation: What kinds of questions will be asked in job interviews? Because applicants for medical positions typically need special schooling and certifications, interviewing for a licensed practical nursing (LPN) position might seem scary or difficult. Thankfully, it’s not drastically different than interviewing for

Job Growth Potential for LPNs

The medical industry is home to some of the most highly demanded jobs available. There is almost always a need for skilled, determined licensed practical nurses (LPNs). As a result, people who enter this profession can expect plenty of opportunities for growth, especially after preparing with Prism Career Institute’s Practical Nursing program. Here’s a closer

Equipment and Tools of an LPN

As a licensed practical nurse (LPN), you’ll be working with a range of medical equipment and gear. It’s important to make sure you’re well-equipped and know how to use your tools successfully. Prism Career Institute is a career-focused educator offering a comprehensive Practical Nursing program in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Here, we introduce you to

Becoming a Medical Assistant after Being a Military Medic

All United States military branches make use of trained medics to keep soldiers healthy while at duty. Once military medics come home, however, what’s next for them? Prism Career Institute offers a brief look into one of the top career options for military medics: medical assisting. Here, we explain what medical assisting is like and

Are Trade Schools Better Options than Colleges?

When most people think of career preparation, they think of attending a college or university. For many, however, trade school might be a much better option. Between direct attention from teachers, better job security, and a lower cost, trade school has a lot of advantages that traditional higher education options lack. Prism Career Institute offers

What Skills Will Help You Succeed as an LPN?

When you train to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN), you gain a well-rounded foundation of clinical skills and medical knowledge. This education is necessary to work as an LPN, but you’ll also need other soft skills that complement your training and prime you for success. Soft skills can be developed intentionally, but they aren’t