Ambassador School of Nursing – LPN 12 Month Program
Licensed practical nurses (LPN) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. Licensed practical nurses work in many settings, including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and private homes.
Licensed practical nurses must complete a state-approved educational program, which typically takes about 1 year to complete. They must be licensed.
The median annual wage for licensed practical nurses was $45,030 in May 2017.
Employment of licensed practical nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for health-care services is expected to increase. LPNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for older patients.