Here are what you must know before you enroll in LPN Programs in New York.
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) responsibility at work involves taking care of the sick in collaboration with doctors and registered nurses. Practical nurses give the most basic forms of health care like taking a patient’s vital signs, monitoring, taking laboratory exams and procedures. It is required to undergo a training program in order to obtain a license and depends on a state’s regulations and policies.
Licensed Practical Nursing in New York requires you to be morally good in character, with the proper education attained (completed high school or equivalent), have completed training of nine months as mandated by a New York State Education Department have approved, have graduated from a program in the general nursing profession, with a minimum age requirement of eighteen years old and above, and is able to meet the requirements for examination.
You will also be required to complete a licensed practical nurse training program for professional practice including control infection, barrier precautionary measures and preventive methods of transmittable diseases like human immunodeficiency virus or HIV and hepatitis B virus. New York State nursing program graduates will be given credit. An LPN training course needs to be accomplished only from approved institutions as regulated by the New York State Education Department and the Board of Nursing.
The requirement for examination for license is you must complete the NCLEX examination. It is a license exam made by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and given by the Pearson VUE.
For you to qualify for NCLEX, you must:
Submit an application and a registration fee to the New Your State Education Department.
Request your school to verify your education to the New York State Education Department on the Form 2AF if you have graduated from an LPN program.
To take the NCLEX directly register with Pearson VUE. You may file for an application if you graduated from a U.S. approved nursing program. If you are a non-U.S. graduate of a nursing program, you must wait for a letter from the New York State Education Department that will state your application has been approved and that you may take your examination.