Institute of Medical Education
100 W San Fernando St.
San Jose, California 95113
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LPN Program Details
The goal of Institute of Medical Education is to serve the community by producing high quality and competent Licensed Vocation Nurses. All States require LVNs to pass a licensing examination after completing a State-approved practical nursing program. After graduation a two week NCLEX-Pn review is provided to graduates to prepare them for the licensing examination.
LVN’s care for the sick, injured, convalescent and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. They are a fundamental part of patient’s comfort and recovery. In addition to providing routine bedside care, LVN’s help evaluate resident’s needs, develop care plans and supervise care provided by nursing aides. They take vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also treat bedsores, prepare and give injections and enemas, apply dressings, give alcohol rubs and massages, apply ice packs and hot water bottles, and monitor catheters. LVNs observe patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. They collect samples for testing; perform routine laboratory tests, feed patients, and record food and fluid intake and output. They help patients with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, keep them comfortable, and care for their emotional needs. In States where the law allows, they may administer prescribed medicines or start intravenous fluids. Some LVNs help deliver, care for, and feed infants. Experienced LVNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides. LVNs in long term care facilities provide routine bedside care, help evaluate residents' needs, develop care plans, and supervise the care provided by nursing aides. In doctors' offices and clinics, they also may make appointments, keep records, and perform other clerical duties.