Home Care Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurse
Career Profile of a Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide routine care for patients of all ages. A LPN's home care duties may include giving injections, taking, recording, and monitoring patient vital signs; performing diagnostic tests and treatments; changing dressings; and evaluating patient needs or reactions to treatment or medication. LPNs may start and give prescribed medications after completing approved intravenous coursework.
Education, Training, and Certification
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are required to pass a state licensing examination after completing a year-long LPN program at a vocational or technical college. A high school diploma is usually required prior to enrollment in a LPN program.
In addition, HCANH periodically offers educational programs with and without CEU credit.
Nursing Schools and Colleges in the Granite State
- New Hampshire Community Technical College, One College Drive, Claremont, NH 03743, 603/542-7744 or 1-800/837-0658, www.claremont.tec.nh.us.
- New Hampshire Community Technical College, Prescott Hill, Route 106, Laconia, NH 03246, 603/524-3207 or 1-800/357-2992, www.lacol.tec.nh.us.
- New Hampshire Community Technical College, 1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH 03102, 603/668-6706, 1-800/924-3445, www.mancstra.tec.nh.us.
- New Hampshire Community Technical College at Stratham, 277 Portsmouth Avenue, Stratham, NH 03855, 603/772-1194 or 1-800/522-1194, www.stratham.tec.nh.us.
- New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord's Community College, 31 College Drive, Concord, NH 03301, 603/271-6484 or 1-800/247-0179, www.nhti.edu.
- St. Joseph Hospital School of Practical Nursing, 5 Woodward Avenue, Nashua, NH 03061, 603/594-2567 or 1-800/370-3169, www.stjosephhospital.com/schoolnursing/index.asp.
Source: New Hampshire Area Health Education Centers, New Hampshire Health Careers, available at www.nnahec.org/health_careers_catalog.html.