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A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a type of nursing license for those who wish to practice as a vocational nurse. They are responsible for the health and well being of their patients, as well as making them as comfortable as possible. An LPN can work in various health care facilities for example a hospital, public health department, nursing home, and etc. An LPN is required to have certain training credentials, which are set forth by the state they are working in. They are required to know how to administer most medications, take blood pressure, pulse rate, and a patient’s temperature. They are also required to be CPR and First Aid certified, and perform those tasks flawlessly. In order to receive a license one must pass the state administered practical nursing exam (NCLEX-PN) and meet the educational requirements.

Each state has different minimum training requirements. In Alaska applicants are required to be certified as a Nurse Assistant before obtaining a license as an LPN. They must also have their high school diploma or GED. They must also have completed the following courses, according to Alaska’s Institute of Technology, Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 (Biology 111 & 112), Human Lifespan Development (Psychology 150), Microbiology with lab (Biology 240), Nutrition (DN 203), English composition (English 111), and High school chemistry/college chemistry with lab (Chemistry 055). In order to be accepted into the LPN program a student must have a grade of C or better in all of the courses stated above. The training program at Alaska’s Institute of Technology takes around 176 training days to complete.

A student wanting to obtain a practical nursing license must also have Measles, Mumps, & Rubella, Chicken Pox and Hepatitis B series immunizations, as well as the TB test prior to any training. According to the Alaska Division of Public Health a prospective student must also have a complete criminal background check. An LPN must also be able to carry 50 pounds of weight. These immunizations are required in order to instill the best care for current and future patients.

The nursing and medical field is said to be escalating in the next few years. It takes a strong person both physically and emotional to work with the sick and dying. It is important to be able to put all personal issues behind you once at work as well as be able to be compassionate towards a patient and their family.

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    List of LPN Schools in Alaska (AK)

    Complete list of Alaska schools that offer state approved LPN training programs:

    University of Alaska – Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 786-4550

    Alaska Vocational Technical Center

    1251 Muldoon Road, Suite 113
    Anchorage, AK 99504
    (907) 224-3322

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    Alaska Board of Nursing

    550 West Seventh Ave, #1500
    Anchorage, Alaska 99501

    Accredited Online LPN Programs

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    Kaplan University Online
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