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Join us in recognizing 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse. Fortis School of Nursing at All-State Career School salutes our students, graduates and instructors working on the frontlines of COVID-19.  

Are you considering nursing as a career path and looking for a practical nursing program near you? The Fortis School of Nursing at All-State Career School can help you pursue an education to become a Practical Nurse. If you want to attend a nursing school near Essington, Pennsylvania then we urge you to consider our practical nursing program.

Practical Nursing Careers

LPNs are often frontline caregivers in
a variety of healthcare settings, including nursing homes, extended and skilled
care facilities, rehabilitation centers, community settings and numerous other
types of environments. 

LPNs frequently work under the supervision
of an RN and/or doctor and may be responsible for the supervision of nursing
aides. LPNs monitor and care for patients by performing a wide variety of
roles. While specific job responsibilities will vary by state and place of
employment, LPNs are often accountable for a range of patient care and
administrative tasks, including:

  • Taking and recording patient’s vital signs
  • Administering medications
  • Collecting body fluid specimen samples
  • Performing standard lab tests
  • Nursing wounds
  • Listening to patient concerns and answering their questions
  • Assembling equipment such as catheters, gastrostomy (feeding) tubes, and oxygen supplies

Practical nursing is a rapidly growing career that is expected to grow by over the next several years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As baby boomers are reaching retirement age, even more LPN positions are expected to become available. LPNs will also find plenty of advancement opportunities as they progress in their careers.

FORTIS’s Practical Nursing Program at All-State Career School

The Practical Nursing program at Fortis School of Nursing at All-State Career School provides the theory, laboratory and clinical experiences to prepare students to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam and pursue an entry-level position in Practical Nursing. The clinical portion of the PN nursing curriculum includes hands-on experience providing nursing care to diverse patient populations in hospitals and other healthcare agencies. In addition, the clinical portion of the PN program will enable the student to observe first-hand the behaviors that are crucial to employability.

LPN students learn about various science and health topics, as well as math for medical professionals and pharmacology. LPN courses include the following:

  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Emergency Care
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Obstetric Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Pharmacology

Upon completion of the practical nursing (PN) program, students must apply to take the NCLEX-PN examination to obtain licensure as a practical nurse.

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