Ten reasons to become a practical nurse

Ten reasons to become a practical nurse
Posted by Marie
On February 20, 2020
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Ten reasons to become a practical nurse:

  1. High demand.
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses should increase BY eleven percent between 2016 and 2026.1
  2. Short program.
    Our Practical Nursing Diploma Program is only fourteen months. Before you know it, you can be on your way to passing the NCLEX-PN exam and starting your dream job!
  3. Care for many new people.
    It won't feel like work when you're spending all your time socializing and getting to know your patients better.
  4. Work with nurses and doctors.
    A practical nurse is not a registered nurse, but you will work together to provide the best care. Under their supervision, registered nurses can help you achieve your full potential.
  5. Take the NCLEX-PN exam.
    Upon completion of the program, you could be prepared to take the NCLEX-PN (National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse) exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Ohio.
  6. Work in a variety of settings.
    Practical nurses could travel to patients' homes, assisted living facilities, or work at hospitals, clinics, or physicians' offices.
  7. Road to advancement.
    If you enjoy nursing but wish to branch out, you can always become a registered nurse or other healthcare worker later in your career.  Stautzenberger College offers an online Healthcare Administration Associate Degree which takes only an additional seven months after you complete your Practical Nursing diploma program. 
  8. Never be alone.
    If you loathe working in a quiet office corner, this job is perfect for you. Other nurses and patients will give you plenty of company.  
  9. Always stay busy.
    Patients' needs might keep you running in circles, but you certainly won't be bored. Your work day will be over before you know it!
  10. Become your patients' new family.
    Many patients need practical nurses because they don't have relatives to assist them. The most important part of this job is ensuring patients know they have someone who truly cares.