Entry Level Education
Postsecondary nondegree award
Body Fluid Interaction
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.