Every state in US is suffering from the increasing demand and low availability of trained practical nurses. Practical nurses, referred as LPN (Licensed Practical Nurses), are certified medical assistances. They need to complete a training program from any one of the state accredited training program and clear the NCLEX-PN examination in order to be designated as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
The training programs are mostly 12-18 months long and provide adequate training in many fields such as pharmacology, maternity nursing, patient care and hygiene, taking care of patient’s food needs and other necessities and help them understand critical points about responsibilities of being a nursing assistance. LPN works under the registered nurses and physicians and help them implement the proposed medical plan and assist them in care, medication and treatment of the sick and ill patients. LPNs are not authorized for direct illness treatment. They can monitor the medication process and can change the prescription only after consulting a senior physician or a doctor.
There are certain pre-requisites for enrollment in a LPN training program. The eligibility criteria comprises of a certain age limit and completion of necessary education, a clear medical and drug screening test and a background check before registering in a training program. Candidate must be 16 years older by the time he/she completes the training program. Candidate must have cleared the high school graduation/ GED. TEAS score is also considered in many of the training schools prior to the admission. There are more than 25 programs running in various cities of the state.
Some of them are listed as under:-
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Anderson
BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE, Fort Wayne
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Bloomington
BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE, Indianapolis
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Evansville
BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE, Merrillville
BROWN MACKIE COLLEGE, South Bend
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Columbus
MEDTECH COLLEGE, Greenwood
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, South Bend
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Fort Wayne
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Jasper
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Gary
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Indianapolis
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Greencastle
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Madison
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Kokoma
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Muncie
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Vincennes
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Valparaiso
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Terre Haute
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Sellersburg
MARION COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING
J. EVERETT LIGHT CAREER CENTER
MEDTECH COLLEGE, Indianapolis
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Lafayette
MEDTECH COLLEGE, Fort Wayne
IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Richmond
Salary gauge of a LPN Programs in Indiana varies from $ 35000-$ 41000 with an average of $ 37000 and an hourly wage of $ 18 approx. There is a heavy waiting list for training programs in Indiana and if you don’t want your name on that list, you must apply earlier. NCLEX-PN is the exam that you need to clear for getting a license as a Licensed Practical Nurse. it holds for two years and then a renewal is required for the same.