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Des Moines (IA) LPN Training Programs

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LPN Certification Programs in Des Moines, IA

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Colleges, universities, hospitals, vocational schools and private educational institutions in Iowa offer LPN courses that meet the requirements set forth by the Iowa State Board of Nursing. To become an LPN the individual must complete a state approved course and then pass the NCLEX-PN exam. The training can be completed in approximately one year and includes both classroom study and hands-on clinical skills practice. After passing the exam the individual will be issued their LPN certification and can begin practicing in Des Moines, IA. Prospective students should perform their due diligence by researching the program carefully before enrolling.

The practical nurse (also called vocational nurse or LVN) works under direct supervision of a doctor or Registered Nurse. LPNs daily job duties include maintaining and updating medical records, observing patient conditions, taking vital signs, establishing IV lines to deliver fluids and administering medications. Practical nurses deal directly with patients and work closely with a team of healthcare professionals to deliver the best possible care. Practical nurses can find employment in private medical offices, healthcare clinics, assisted living centers, nursing facilities, home health care, hospitals, convalescent homes or research facilities. Hospitals in Des Moines are the largest employer of LPNs by sheer volume.

LPN Schools in Des Moines (IA)

Des Moines Area Community College

Nursing Department
1100 7th St
Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: 515-964-6324

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Nursing Division
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-643-6615


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