What Do LPNs Do?
There are many support positions within health care and, specifically, within the nursing field. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work under the direction of registered nurses (RNs), physicians and midlevel providers, performing basic nursing services and caring for a wide variety of patients. Below, we outline many aspects of working as a Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurse that you may want to take into consideration as you make a decision about your career and education. We recommend downloading our free nurse salary guide to learn how LPN compensation compares to other avenues in nursing. Once you have a better understanding of what options appeal to you, you can contact schools in your area to learn more.