Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works in collaboration with other members of a healthcare team and directly cares for patients and their families. They offer practical care as they assess a patient’s needs and provide treatment.

What do Licensed Practical Nurses do?

  • Record vital signs
  • Collect blood or urine samples from patients
  • Dress wounds
  • Administer medications
  • Deliver health education programs

Where do Licensed Practical Nurses work?

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) work throughout AHS. Many have specialized skills and work in a specific department (eg: emergency or oncology).

  • Home care
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Health Clinics
  • Hospital or health care centre
  • Doctor’s offices

Licensed Practical Nurses at AHS

AHS employs approximately 6500 LPNs.

Other nursing professions:

What are the credentials for a LPN?