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A hospital is like an organ system in which every organ or department is responsible for a different function which benefits the entire organ system and body as a whole (the hospital). Many people falsely believe that the person that draws your blood, take your vitals before the doctor comes, and gives your flu shot is the nurse. However, that is not the case; traditionally nurses used to be the ones to perform those functions but now there are other health care providers who perform those functions. A phlebotomist may draw your blood and a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) may administer your flu shot. An LPN is a health care provider who takes care of patients under the supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN). The training and requirements for LPN’s vary by state, but in Nebraska you must attend an accredited school for training and pass the NCLEX-PN licensing examination.

LPN training may take anywhere from one to two years to complete. Depending on the state where you live and intend to practice, the requirements for admittance into an LPN program will differ. In Nebraska students must hold a high school diploma or equivalent degree as a prerequisite for entrance into an LPN training course. If you enroll in an LPN program at a college you would be required to take basic college level courses in English, Math, Natural Science, and the Humanities in addition to your LPN training courses. An LPN is trained in taking vitals, bedside manners, CPR, drawing blood, giving injections, and almost anything a registered nurse is trained in. After you have successfully passed the training class you will need to pass the NCLEX-PN test to obtain your LPN certification in Nebraska.

Employment in your chosen field is never guaranteed but according to the Department of Health, careers in health care are growing rapidly. There will always be a need for health care providers because people will always get sick and/or injured. Many hospitals elect to hire LPNs because they are cheaper than RNs so you might have a better chance of gaining employment.

If you are a caring person who wants to help people a career as an LPN may be right for you. As an LPN you do have to be supervised by a doctor or nurse. If for any reason you wish to upgrade to become a Registered Nurse (RN) there are LPN to RN programs available.

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    List of LPN Schools in Nebraska (NE)

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

    Central Community College (CCC) Practical Nursing Program

    3134 West Highway 34
    PO Box 4903
    Grand Island, NE 68803
    (308) 398-7455 ext 7567

    CCC Practical Nursing Program – Kearney Campus

    3519 Second Avenue
    Kearney, NE 68847
    (308) 338-4000

    CCC Practical Nursing Program – Platte Campus

    4500 63rd Street
    PO Box 1027
    Columbus, NE 68602
    (402) 562-1266

    Clarkson College

    101 South 42nd Street
    Omaha, NE 68131
    (402) 552-6118

    College of Saint Mary Practical Nursing Program

    7000 Mercy Road
    Omaha, NE 68106
    (402) 399-2437

    Kaplan University – Lincoln Campus Practical Nursing Program

    1821 K Street
    Lincoln, NE 68508
    (402) 474-5315

    Kaplan University – Omaha Campus Practical Nursing Program

    5424 North 103rd. Street
    Omaha, NE 68134
    (402) 572-8500

    Metropolitan Community College Practical Nursing Program

    PO Box 3777
    Omaha, NE 68103
    (402) 457-2666

    Mid-Plains Community College Practical Nursing Program

    1101 Halligan Drive
    North Platte, NE 69101
    (308) 535-3623

    Northeast Community College Practical Nursing Program

    801 East Benjamin Avenue
    PO Box 469
    Norfolk, NE 68702
    (402) 844-7330

    Southeast Community College – Beatrice Campus Practical Nursing Program

    4771 W. Scott Rd
    Beatrice, NE 68310
    (402) 228-3468 ext 264

    Southeast Community College – Lincoln Campus Practical Nursing Program

    8800 O Street
    Lincoln, NE 68520
    (402) 437-2765

    Western Nebraska Community College Alliance Campus Practical Nursing Program

    1750 Sweetwater, Suite 102
    Alliance, NE 69301
    (308) 763-2000

    Western Nebraska Community College – Scottsbluff Campus Practical Nursing Program

    1601 E. 27th Street
    Scottsbluff, NE 69361
    (308) 635-3606 ext 6060

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