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Career Overview

Entry Level Education

Postsecondary nondegree award

Patient Interaction

Very High

Body Fluid Interaction

Very High



Job Growth


Job Description:

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

What Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Do:

Licensed Practical Nurses perform a variety of tasks under the supervision of a registered nurse. They administer medicine and injections, and take vital signs.

How to Become One:

Successfully complete a licensed practical nursing certificate or associate degree program. Pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and apply for licensure in West Virginia.


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