Rogue Community College
114 S. Bartlett Street
Medford, Oregon 97501
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LPN Program Details
The PN (Practical Nursing) program meets the education requirements for individuals wishing to become Licensed Practical Nurses.
Practical nurses provide individualized care in a variety of health care settings such as long-term care, hospitals, home health, doctor's offices and other community settings. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for the sick, injured, convalescent and disabled under the direction of a registered nurse, nurse practitioner, licensed physician, dentist, or other independent health care provider recognized by the State Board of Nursing.
Most LPNs provide basic bedside care for clients with commonly occurring health problems with predictable outcomes. They provide personal care, take vital signs such as blood pressure, apply dressings, monitor intravenous fluids, insert catheters, and nasogastric tubes, administer tube feedings and oral and injectable medications. LPNs collect data and contribute to the establishment of nursing care plans, implement teaching plans, and evaluate clients' needs and progress.