Practical Nursing Program
The Practical Nursing Program at Cambridge Institute offers preparation in the knowledge and clinical skills for students to enter the nursing field. Students in the Practical Nursing accredited program are prepared to take the NCLEX-PN examination which is required for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Our nursing skills lab is equipped with cutting edge training technology, including robotic obstetrical and gynecological simulation training, and other human simulators that provide the advanced preparation necessary for working in a clinical setting. For your convenience, this medical program offers evening classes, so you can complete your training while keeping up with your busy lifestyle.
The Practical Nursing program at Cambridge implements training in multiple medical settings and addresses these core skills:
- Checking Vital Signs
- Collecting samples
- Assisting and evaluating patients
- Record keeping
- Administering medications
- Critical thinking skills
- Quality patient care
Class experiences include theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, geriatric nursing and respective clinical rotations in both acute and long-term care situations. The Practical Nursing program typically takes 13 months to complete.
The Practical Nursing Program Offers Evening Classes
Whether it’s family, job or other commitments, we understand that your life is extremely busy. That’s why Cambridge Health offers Practical Nursing classes at night. Evening classes typically feature four-hour lectures once per week, which allows you to keep up with your daily obligations. You’ll still receive the same level of hands-on, quality instruction from registered nurses who have both clinical and education experience.
Advantages of Practical Nursing Evening Classes Include:
- Smaller class size with easier access to faculty and lab resources
- The ability to take care of personal commitments during the day
- You can keep your day job or interview for potential jobs during the day
- You’ll be surrounded by students with similar lifestyles
- You’ll receive a quality education to jump-start your medical career
What Does A Practical Nurse (LPN) Technician Do?
Practical Nurses work under the supervision of the medical staff as they provide care to patients experiencing common and well-defined health problems. They also work closely with physicians and doctors in evaluating patients and administering medications. Practical Nurses can work in a variety of healthcare settings including clinics, doctor’s offices, assisted living facilities and home health care.
Practical Nurse Duties Include, But Are Not Limited To:
- Assisting patients with basic needs
- Measuring and recording vital signs
- Preparing and giving injections
- Administering medications
- Collecting samples for testing
- Evaluating overall needs
Career Opportunities for Graduates of the Cambridge Practical Nurse Program
For trained Practical Nurses employment is expected to grow 22% between 2010 and 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Becoming a Practical Nurse (LPN) is also the closest step in becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) or other esteemed positions in the medical field. Opportunities for employment are available at almost any healthcare facility, home health service company or nursing home care. More specifically, many Practical Nurse Cambridge graduates found work in:
- Ambulatory care settings
- Long-term care facilities
- Home health agencies
- Private duty
Enroll in the Practical Nurse Program at Cambridge
With training from Cambridge, you’ll be prepared to jump-start your career as a healthcare professional! We’re ready to help you through every step of the enrollment process!
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More Healthcare Programs Offered At Cambridge:
- Computed Tomography Review
- Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Electronic Medical Records
- Medical Assistant
- Nursing Assistant
- Patient Care Technician
- Phlebotomy Technician
- Practical Nursing
- Radiologic Technology
- Radiation Therapy