The Practical Nursing curriculum is Craven Community College’s oldest program. It prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults and to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).
LPNs provide direct care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled. Often, they provide basic bedside care. Many LPNs measure and record vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also prepare and give injections and enemas, monitor catheters, dress wounds. While LPNs work under the direction of Registered Nurses and Physicians, experienced LPNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides.
Occupational Information for Nursing: Practical Nursing
SOC Code: 29-2061.00
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29-2061.00 – Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
Sample of reported job titles
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Charge Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC LPN), Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN), Clinic Nurse, Office Nurse, Private Duty Nurse, Triage Licensed Practical Nurse (TRIAGE LPN)
Cost of Program
|Tuition & fees:||$3632.00|
|Books & supplies:||$1804.00|
Length of Program
|Intended time to complete:||12 Months|
|Percentage of graduates who completed on time:||93%|
|Median debt from federal loans:||Not available at this time|
|Median debt from private educational loans:||Not available at this time|
|Median debt from institution financing plan:||Not available at this time|