Employment Opportunities for License Practical Nurses

Could this be the right career for you?

A Licensed Practical Nurse may take your blood pressure and pulse during a visit to the family doctor, come every morning to care for your aging neighbor, assist the physician with your son’s sprained ankle in the emergency room, or even train others on how to become a member of the medical field. There are a wide variety of employment opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses.

  1. Nursing and residential care facilities
    38% of Licensed Practical Nurses work in Nursing and residential care facilities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics* LPN positions are projected to increase by 11% from 2018 to 2028 to meet the demands of caring for an aging population.
  2. Hospitals; state, local and private
    Hospitals have a wide range of positions for Licensed Practical Nurses including in the emergency room, oncology, the intensive care unit and the maternity ward. 15% of LPNs fill positions in hospitals.*
  3. Offices of physicians
    Large and small physician practices employ 13% of License Practical Nurses. In these positions the LPNs may provide basic patient care and keep patients’ health records up to date. These positions may be with a family physician, dentist, podiatrist, chiropractor, or optometrist.
  4. Home healthcare services
    License Practical Nurses who provide home healthcare services may help their patients with personal hygiene, checking vital signs, managing medication and in some cases housekeeping and transportation. 12% of LPNs work in patient homes.*
  5. Government/Healthcare consultants/Healthcare educators
    License Practical Nurses may also find careers in government, as healthcare consultants or as healthcare educators.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse and exploring the variety of career opportunities, Professional Skills Institute can help. PSI offers a 72-week Practical Nurse career training program taught by industry professionals. All of PSI’s course instructors, lab instructors and clinical instructors are Registered Nurses with at least 3 years of nursing experience. The Practical Nurse program includes 210 hours of clinical training held in actual medical facilities. During this special clinical training you’ll have an opportunity to shadow a qualified professional and apply the skills you’ve learned during your campus labs.

This hands-on learning prepares graduates to begin their new careers as LPNs.

When the time comes to explore the wide variety of employment opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses, PSI’s Career Services team is there to help! PSI holds an annual career fair attended by a variety of employers, plus you can work one-on-one with a PSI Career Service Specialist who will strive to match your skills with available employment needs. To learn more about this exciting career field, visit ProSkills.edu today!

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm (visited December 23, 2019).

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