Practical Nursing Program

Completing your LPN training is the best way to start your nursing career, and we are the premier provider of practical nursing education in Illinois. 

We offer full-time and part-time tracks available in the morning and evening for your convenience in order to accommodate your work schedule and family responsibilities,

And unlike most nursing programs with a 2-year or 3-year wait list, we have a reservation program, allowing you to reserve a seat...  We put you in the driver's seat by giving you total control of your time.

We provide you with the most flexible schedule allowing you to pursue your dream of becoming a nurse while continuing to work.

What is an LPN?
An LPN is an entry level nurse, trained in basic nursing skills and patient cares.

Hourly salary
$18-24

Nature of Work
LPNs care for patients in many ways. Often, they provide basic bedside care. Many LPNs measure and record patients' vital signs such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also prepare and give injections and enemas, monitor catheters, dress wounds, and give alcohol rubs and massages. To help keep patients comfortable, they assist with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, moving in bed, standing, and walking. They might also feed patients who need help eating. Experienced LPNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides.

As part of their work, LPNs collect samples for testing, perform routine laboratory tests, and record food and fluid intake and output. They clean and monitor medical equipment. Sometimes, they help physicians and registered nurses perform tests and procedures. Some LPNs help to deliver, care for, and feed infants.

LPNs also monitor their patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. LPNs gather information from patients, including their health history and how they are currently feeling. They may use this information to complete insurance forms, pre-authorizations, and referrals, and they share information with registered nurses and doctors to help determine the best course of care for a patient. LPNs often teach family members how to care for a relative or teach patients about good health habits.

Most LPNs are generalists and will work in any area of healthcare. However, some work in a specialized setting, such as a nursing home, a doctor's office, or in home healthcare. LPNs in nursing care facilities help to evaluate residents' needs, develop care plans, and supervise the care provided by nursing aides. In doctors' offices and clinics, they may be responsible for making appointments, keeping records, and performing other clerical duties. LPNs who work in home healthcare may prepare meals and teach family members simple nursing tasks.

Job Outlook
Employment of LPNs is projected to grow.  Overall job prospects are expected to be very good.  The best job opportunities will occur in nursing care facilities and home healthcare services.
 
Source: Department of Labor Statistics

 

About Ambria College of Nursing

Ambria College of Nursing is the only private nursing school in Illinois that offers a seamless ladder nursing program which consists of LPN, LPN to RN, and RN to BSN.

With classes available in the morning, evening, and weekend hours and full-time or part-time course load, our flexible schedule allows you to earn a nursing salary while pursuing your Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Read more...