Health Care Interview

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Health Care Interview
Denise Palmer
July 16, 2012
Martha Plant

Health Care Interview
The following summary is based on the information that was obtained from an interview of Mrs. Rayshondal Merrell a Licensed Practical Nurse for 9 years and enjoys everything about the job. Mrs. Merrell work at a state prison in a 21 bed infirmary as a Licensed Practical Nurse. The infirmary is designed to house inmates with acute illnesses as well as inmates who have returned from hospitals for more serious illnesses. Licensed Practical Nurses will conduct routine checks of these inmates or a daily basis.
To become a Licensed Practical Nurse one must attain a high school diploma, and have completed and passed a nursing program with a
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Also attend an accredited organization that offers RN programs.
A person entering Licensed Practical Nurse certificate or diploma programs must have a completed high school or its equivalent. Some colleges may need their applicants to pass simple aptitude tests to gauge basic Math and English understanding. In certain programs students may also need to complete introductory biology courses or pass a background check. They also have to do an internship with supervised work experience in a hospital or any other medical organizations. Practical Nurse training qualifies individuals to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurse to become a LPN and is sufficient to gain an entry level nursing career. Programs typically take one to two years to complete.
The Licensed Practical Nurse said that the education that she obtained prepared her for the various facets of her job. It was more helpful in some aspects of my job than it is in others jobs. With the shortage of medical doctors, the LPN and the nurse are playing a larger role in patient care. Because demand for LPN's is strong and growing, you often have your choice of full-time jobs. LPN positions are available in hospitals, nursing homes, doctors' offices, and home health care. The annual salary of a LPN can reach $45,000 plus benefits, depending on your responsibilities. You can choose your work
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