When you think about your current job, are there tasks that you perform every day? Do you also have some moments that keep you on your toes? If so, then the rhythm of your job is similar to that of a practical nurse’s—except their daily tasks often include helping to save lives. Do you think you might be interested in such a meaningful career?
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a practical nurse? As a licensed practical nurse, your days will be filled with critical tasks, such as working with patients as well as with your fellow medical staff members. It’s rarely boring! An average day in the life of a practical nurse can include any—or perhaps ALL—of these tasks:
As you can tell from this (long) list of duties, practical nurses are essential parts of a medical or healthcare facility. Their jobs are rewarding and impact many lives on a daily basis. When was the last time you impacted someone’s life? If you become a practical nurse, that could be part of your daily routine!
The job of a licensed practical nurse is critical and fast-paced. The truth is, it may not be for everyone. You can be involved in high-stress situations that require your complete concentration and care. Consider these questions:
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a career in practical nursing may be right for you.
Delta College can help you prepare for a career in practical nursing with help from professionals in the field. We designed our course specifically to prepare students to take the licensing exam in only 16 months. Are you ready to learn more about the practical nurse training offered at Delta College? Start by meeting with our admissions staff and scheduling a tour. You can study practical nursing at any of our four campuses: Baton Rouge, Covington, Lafayette, and Slidell. Contact the one nearest you and start the rest of your life today!