Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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Duties and responsibilities:

  • Giving medication as prescribed by a physician
  • Taking vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, and weight
  • Basic wound care including cleaning and bandaging injured areas
  • Giving injections of medication
  • Immunizations
  • Taking medical histories
  • Entering information into computer systems

Salary: $42,279

Education:

  • Be 18 years of age
  • Hold a high school diploma or a GED
  • Be able to pass a drug test
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Complete a training program
  • Obtain a license
  • criminal background check

Reflection: I would actually like to become a nurse because it doesn’t need much schooling and there will always be jobs available since its the medical field. I think I’m considering being a nurse because they have flexible hours and they only work about 3 days a week.

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