Licensed Practical Nursing careers across the country continue to grow. The variety of employment opportunities, the demand for qualified nurses, and personal career satisfaction are a few obvious reasons. If you enjoy helping people, are interested in working directly with patients, and have good communication skills, then getting your practical nurse training from Taylor College may be a good option for you.
Taylor's Practical Nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing: 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin #C-02, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3257; telephone: (850) 488-0595. website: www.floridasnursing.gov.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) perform a multitude of essential duties under the direction of a Registered Nurse, Physician, Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant. LPNs provide basic bedside care, take vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respirations, and document patient care in electronic health record systems. They provide direct patient care such as wound care, inserting, monitoring, and removing urinary catheters, starting IVs for adult patients, and administering select medications. LPNs closely monitor patients and report adverse reactions to medications and treatments. In addition, LPNs collect samples for testing, perform blood draws and routine laboratory tests, and provide a comfortable environment for patients - listening to their concerns and discussing their medical care.
At Taylor College, our focus is on your success. Employment is the goal. The 16-month Practical Nursing program includes 360 hours of clinical training. Beginning in your second semester and continuing through the end of your program, you'll spend an average of 12 weeks each semester working onsite in actual medical facilities. During this special training you will have an opportunity to apply the skills you've learned during your campus labs, lectures/discussions.
Fully Equipped Labs
Taylor College provides labs that are fully equipped with the tools and equipment that you can expect to be using in your job as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Extra Lab Availability
The Practical Nursing program offers lab time by appointment with instructors for students who are interested in, or may need, additional training on specific skills.
Taylor's course instructors, lab instructors, and clinical instructors are Registered Nurses and are required to have at least 3 years of nursing experience. In addition, instructors teaching Practical Nursing courses have a minimum of Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students benefit from the real-world experience from instructors who have worked in the field.
Most Practical Nurses work in medical settings such as nursing care facilities, home health care centers, health care provider offices, clinics, hospice facilities, and hospitals.
Projected Job Growth 2019 to 2029
With a Taylor College education, you'll have opportunities to apply for licensed practical nursing jobs to some of the most highly sought-after medical employers in the state. Here are just a few of the companies who have hired our graduates:
Program length: 16 Months
Program offered: Daytime
Clinical: Held in actual Medical Facilities
Graduates earn a Diploma
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools | ABHES
Taylor College is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, ABHES Accredited, 7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N., Falls Church, Virginia 22043; telephone: (703) 917-9503; fax: (703) 917-4109; email: firstname.lastname@example.org