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LPN Training Programs in Florida

by Adam on October 17, 2010

There are many LPN training Programs in Florida and individuals interested in pursuing these programs should first ensure that the training program selected in Florida is accredited by the Board of Nursing.
LPN training programs in Florida will comprise of some theory, safety courses such as CPR and some clinical experience.

The clinical aspect of the program allows all participants to interact and care for patients within a registered health care environment. It is a very good opportunity for applicants to get a feel of what the work environment will be like and to probably make an assessment on the occupation and know if this profession is as expected. Individuals wishing to pursue an LPN training program in Florida should at least have a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma and may require a fitness examination. The program can be completed in one year.

Having attended one of the recognized LPN training programs in Florida the next step would be the obtaining of the license to the nursing board. An application can be completed and submitted online and provided all eligibility requirements are met the applicant can then register online and pay the examination fee of $200 to take the National Council Licensure Examination.

The board of nursing will communicate with the applicant confirming eligibility, thereafter the applicant will receive an Authorization To Test (ATT) from the Examination body allowing for an examination date to be scheduled. The passing of the NCLEX-PN will allow the applicant to obtain the license to operate as a licensed practical nurse in Florida.

A licensed practical nurse, having completed an approved LPN training program in Florida and the NCLEX-PN can seek employment in hospitals, dentist offices and the administering of health care at homes under the supervision and guidance of a professional such as a dentist, doctor or registered nurse. LPNs are usually very instrumental in the application of the ever important nursing process steps of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluating and working very closely with the registered nurse in the best interest of the patient. In many instances a licensed practical nurse pursues the LPN to RN program which allows for growth and opportunities.

Concorde Career Institute in Miramar and Jacksonville, Keiser Career College, Cambridge Institute of Allied Health in Longwood are just a few of the institutions offering LPN training programs in Florida. Applicants need to take note of the fact that not all campuses are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

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