Train to become a Licensed Practical Nurse

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program in VA

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Offering healthcare education in our LPN program in Richmond, VA – along with other growing career industries – you can gain the theory, laboratory and clinical experience for an entry-level career as a practical nurse. Care for patients of all ages, ethnicities, cultural groups, and stages of wellness/illness in a variety of clinical settings.

If you want to attend nursing school in Virginia or are considering nursing as a career path, be sure to look into FORTIS’ practical nursing training in Virginia. Our LPN school in Richmond, VA provides students with the theory, laboratory, and clinical experience necessary to obtain an entry-level career as a practical nurse in a wide variety of healthcare settings.

Practical Nursing Careers

Practical nurses provide basic nursing care to patients of all ages and stages of wellness/illness in a variety of clinical settings, while working under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN) or doctor.

While the specific duties performed and the amount of RN and physician supervision required will vary based on state regulations, the job of a practical nurse entails a variety of functions, some of which may include the following:

  • Maintaining records of patients' histories
  • Providing dressing and bathing assistance
  • Measuring vital signs
  • Assisting doctors and registered nurses with tests and procedures
  • Starting IV drips and/or giving medication
  • Monitoring medication(s) and patient responses to medication(s)
  • Caring for and feeding infants
  • Assembling, using, and cleaning certain medical equipment
  • Updating doctors and RNs on the status of patients

Job opportunities for practical nurses is expected to experience continued growth over the next several years. If you are excited about pursuing this career path, now is the time to get your training so you can enter this great profession!

FORTIS’ Practical Nursing Program

Our LPN program in Richmond, Virginia covers a wide variety of topics, such as pediatric nursing and emergency care, preparing students for a variety of entry-level nursing positions.

In our program, nursing theory guides clinical practice. The clinical portion of our program provides students with hands-on experience, enabling them to work with patients of all ages, backgrounds, and health issues in hospitals and other health care agencies affiliated with FORTIS.

In addition, the clinical atmosphere of the program allows students to observe the behaviors and attitudes that are critical to display in order to have an opportunity for employment at those same agencies in the future.

Upon graduation of our program, students are prepared to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam to obtain licensure as a practical nurse.

A Hybrid Program

This is a hybrid program, which means that the majority of the program is taken at the campus and several courses within the program (less than 50% of the program) are taken online. The program’s blend of on campus and online courses allows students to experience all the support and services our school has to offer, in addition to the flexibility and convenience that online classes provide.

Take the Next Step

If you want to become a practical nurse and are looking for a LPN school in Virginia, enroll at FORTIS today! We are extremely proud of our nursing facilities and would love the opportunity to give you a tour of the local campus. Contact us today to learn more about our LPN school in Richmond, VA, how you can get started, and to schedule a tour. We can be reached via phone, email, or live online chat.

Programs vary by state and campus. Not all programs are offered at all locations. Contact local campus for accreditation information.

Program Costs and Career Outcomes
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