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Practical Nursing Program

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If compassion, caregiving, and human connection are ideal career qualities for you, you might want to consider the Practical Nursing training program at the Salter School of Nursing & Allied Health.

Practical nurses play an important role in patient care. Whether they are helping patients eat meals or moving a patient from a bed to a wheelchair, practical nurses are in tune with the patients’ needs. They are the ones who help keep a watchful eye on a patient’s immediate health status and the ones who help administer medication.

What Do Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) Do?

  • Take and record vitals
  • Give medication or start IV drips
  • Notify doctors and RNs on patients’ status
  • Help doctors and nurses with patient procedures
  • Maintain records of patients’ medical histories
  • Answer patient questions over the phone
  • Prepare and clean equipment like oxygen supplies
  • Monitor medication and patients’ responses
  • Feed and care for infants
  • Assist in patients’ personal hygiene

The Practical Nurse training program doesn’t require any prior training or experience. Consider applying to the Practical Nurse training program if you’re empathetic, responsible, and hard-working. If you’d like to develop these skills, now is the perfect time!

Graduates of Salter's Practical Nursing program are prepared to achieve licensure as Licensed Practical Nurses after graduation.  Our program is approved by the New Hampshire Board of Nursing and Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

What to Expect in a Licensed Practical Nurse Career
Read our Practical Nurse job description to see if it’s the right career for you.

Job Outlook and Salary Information for Licensed Practical Nurses
Find out more about the Practical Nursing field with a job outlook and salary overview.

Practical Nurse Course Descriptions
Read about the courses that will prepare you to become an Practical Nurse.