Today, health care providers are working in one of the fastest growing industries in the country.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) care for ill and injured patients in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and similar institutions. LPNs may work under the supervision of Registered Nurses.
The focus of the Practical Nursing curriculum is to provide education leading to basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological and sociological sciences of nursing procedures. This program uses standardized procedures in the observation and care of the ill, injured and infirm, in the maintenance of health, in action to safeguard life and health and in the administration of medications and treatments.
Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing’s Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Opportunities After Graduation
There is an immediate need for practical nurses in a variety of health care facilities in the Flathead Valley. Employment opportunities include clinics, dialysis centers, and long term care.
Attributes of Successful Nurses
- Empathetic and patient temperament
- Methodical and organized even in stressful times
- Tenacious and hardworking