Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

Get started in the fast paced world of nursing!

Practical Nurses provide direct client care in hospitals, home health agencies, physicians' offices, health clinics, and many other health care settings. The work environment is typically fast-paced and ever-changing, requiring the ability to be flexible, to adapt quickly to change, and to maintain composure while working under pressure with a high degree of initiative, creativity, motivation, and flexibility. The demand for highly qualified nurses continues to grow as the need to replace healthcare workers who retire or leave their jobs for other reasons continues, the population ages, and healthcare spending escalates. This demand means excellent employment opportunities for qualified nurses! Be one of them!

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Employment Opportunities

Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Physicians' Offices, Long-Term Care Facilities, Community Health Agencies, Health Clinics

Practical Nursing Majors

About this Occupation

Practical nurses provide direct client care in a variety of health care settings. They work primarily indoors and sometimes in close spaces. The work environment is fast-paced and ever changing and requires the ability to be flexible, to adapt quickly to change, and to maintain composure while working under pressure.In this occupation there is occasional to frequent exposure to communicable disease. Direct contact with blood or other bodily fluids requires that personal protective equipment be worn in some circumstances. Tasks may require short term physical effort and/or prolonged exertion such as standing or walking. For success in this career, studentsshould have ahigh degree of initiative, creativity, motivation, and flexibility; self-direction and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; willingness to adapt to new technologies and methods for performing work; excellent oral and written communication skills; ahigh degree of professionalism; time management skills; and basic computer skills.