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Many people want to become nurses and work in the healthcare field, but what scares them away is finding out that to become a Registered Nurse, you need a minimum of three years' education. However, you can work as a Licensed Practical Nurse with a quick healthcare degree that can be earned in one year. And before you know it, you're working with patients and making a difference.  


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What is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?
  A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), also known as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), is someone who has many of the same responsibilities as a Registered Nurse (RN), but with a quick healthcare degree.

A Licensed Practical Nurse works in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital, clinic, or nursing home, and works directly with patients by giving injections, taking vital signs, feeding and bathing, collecting lab samples, and dressing wounds.

The average income of a Licensed Practical Nurse is between $30,000 and $45,000 annually.
How can I become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?
  To work as a Licensed Practical Nurse, you must complete a one-year training program, and pass an exam for licensing. Training programs are usually offered at vocational or technical schools, and include classroom instruction as well as observation and hands-on training.

Requirements for entrance into training programs, as well as licensing, vary by state.
What are the benefits and drawbacks of a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?
  One of the biggest benefits of working as a Licensed Practical Nurse is the ability to work in the nursing field with only a quick healthcare degree. Education and training programs for Registered Nurses (RN) run about three years long as a full-time student. However, you can become a Licensed Practical Nurse after only a one-year program. This gets you in the healthcare field working directly with patients much quicker.

One drawback of a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse is that, in order to advance in your career, you may need more education. A Licensed Practical Nurse is a career path, and if you find you want “more,” or to become a Registered Nurse, you will need to go back to school.
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