A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a nursing professional with a wide range of skills and works in collaboration with other members of a healthcare team to directly care for patients and their families.
What Do Licensed Practical Nurses Do?
- Apply their nursing knowledge, skill and judgment to assess patients’ needs
- Provide nursing care for patients and families (e.g. provide treatments, medications and perform procedures)
- Deliver health education programs
- Teach practical nursing
Where Do Licensed Practical Nurses Work?
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) work throughout AHS. Many have specialized skills and work in a specific department (e.g. operating room or oncology).
- Hospital or healthcare centre
- Home care
- Long-term care facilities
- Health clinics
Licensed Practical Nurses at AHS
AHS employs approximately 8,000 LPNs.
Other nursing professions:
What Are the Credentials for a LPN?