Institute: ONC | Component: 2 | Unit: 6 | Lecture: a | Slide: 9
Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Unit:Nursing Care Processes
Lecture:Nursing roles, responsibilities, and work settings
Slide content:Education and Licensing of LPNs Becoming an LPN is a three-step process: Complete a state-approved training program that lasts about 1 year Pass a national licensing exam for LPNs Meet all state requirements for licensure to work, such as passing a background check 9
Slide notes:There are three steps to becoming an LPN in the US. First, a student must complete about one year of nursing training in a program approved by his or her state. These training programs are offered at institutions such as vocational schools and community colleges. Students study science and nursing in the classroom and also perform supervised, hands-on patient care. When they complete their training, students must take and pass a national exam for licensed practical nurses in order to earn their nursing license. To work in their state, students who pass the national exam must also meet all of their states requirements. For example, a state might require that applicants pass a background check or that applicants provide proof that they graduated from high school. 9