Licensed Vocational Nurse
Licensed Vocational Nurse Objectives:
At Summit, our goal is to offer students the individual attention, knowledge and skills to help them be successful in the nursing profession. This is accomplished through providing a high quality training program in modern classrooms, skills labs, and a variety of clinical experiences. Partnered with a knowledgeable team of instructors, students will receive the constant support in achieving their goal of becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse. This program is offered in a full-time and evening/weekend schedule to accommodate the working adult.
What Will I Learn?
Our LVN program introduces you to a range of subjects that will help you provide exceptional care:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Nutrition, Psychology
- Normal Growth and Development
- Nursing Fundamentals
- Nursing Process
- Patient Education
- Medical-surgical Nursing
- Communicable Diseases
- Gerontological Nursing
- Rehabilitation Nursing
- Pediatric Nursing
- Maternity Nursing
- Leadership and Supervision
These are just a few of the course topics you will learn. Students will be able to use critical thinking skills to process and understand the many aspects of patient care.
Where Can I Work?
As a Licensed Vocational Nurse, you will have the skills and training to work hand-in-hand with physicians and registered nurses and be responsible for a number of care related and administrative tasks. After licensure you will be qualified to work in the following facilities:
- Doctor’s Offices
- Clinical Settings
- Nursing Home Facilities
- Rehabilitation Facilities
- Correctional Facilities
What Will I Do?
There are countless ways that you’ll contribute to any healthcare setting.
Some of your duties may include:
- Measuring and recording patients’ heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs
- Preparing patients for exams or procedures
- Assisting physicians and registered nurses with tests and procedures
- Performing routine laboratory tests
- Supervising nursing assistants and aides
- Updating patient medical records