Ever wondered what an LPN does and how much they make? Hollis Forster, RNC-NP from NursingLink.com, has some answers:
As an LPN, you can provide care to the ill and elderly. A very traditional place for LPN’s to practice is the long-term care setting. But, also, LPNs are found in acute facilities. When you have completed your education and passed the licensing exam, you will have the experience to practice basic nursing skills (but “basic” is actually quite wide ranging). Even IV care is entrusted to the LPN level of nursing. The work of the LPN is not easy. It is patient based and hard work. But getting to know and care for a variety of patients is rewarding. This is a level of nursing for those who want to be on the front lines of the field; those who want day to day contact with patients and their families.