Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a nursing professional with a wide range of skills and works in collaboration with other members of a healthcare team to directly care for patients and their families. 

What Do Licensed Practical Nurses Do?

  • Apply their nursing knowledge, skill and judgment to assess patients’ needs
  • Provide nursing care for patients and families (e.g. provide treatments, medications and perform procedures)
  • Deliver health education programs
  • Teach practical nursing

Where Do Licensed Practical Nurses Work?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) work throughout AHS. Many have specialized skills and work in a specific department (e.g. operating room or oncology).

  • Hospital or healthcare centre
  • Home care
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Health clinics

Licensed Practical Nurses at AHS

AHS employs approximately 8,000 LPNs.

Other nursing professions:

What Are the Credentials for a LPN?

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