Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) provide basic nursing care. LPNs 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.
Licensed practical nurses work in many settings, including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and private homes. Most work full time.
Licensed practical nurses must complete a state-approved educational program, which typically takes about one year to complete. They must be licensed.