Tennessee Tech Center - Memphis
550 Alabama Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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LPN Program Details
The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide students with the knowledge and training necessary to pass the state certification exam and become successful members of today’s healthcare workforce. The program consists of a combination of classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. These experiences expose the student to the wide variety of tasks and responsibilities required of today’s practical nurse. Upon program completion, the student is eligible to write the State Board of Nursing Exam, and upon passing, may become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Classroom and clinical instruction teaches students how to provide basic bedside care. They become skilled in taking vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also learn to treat bedsores, prepare and give injections and enemas, apply dressings, give alcohol rubs and massages and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. In addition to providing routine bedside care, LPN’s in nursing homes may also help to evaluate residents’ needs, develop care plans, and supervise nursing aide care.