Howard Community College's Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate Program prepares graduates to assume careers as licensed practical nurses. Licensed practical nurses work under the direction of doctors and registered nurses in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, clinics, health maintenance organizations, doctors' offices and private homes caring for newborn infants, elderly patients and patients with longterm or chronic illness.
The primary responsibilities of licensed practical nurses in these settings encompass basic patient care, such as taking vital signs, preparing and administering treatments and medications including injections, assisting patients with hygienic care, and providing comfort and psychological support to patients.
The clinical component of the LPN program begins in the fall semester for both the day and evening/weekend options, and lasts 11 months.
Steps to Apply to the LPN Program
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