Hundreds of people are interested in becoming some type of a healthcare professional, and many choose nursing as their choice.A greater alternative to becoming a nurse is enrolling in an online LPN program. There are hundreds of online schools and colleges that offer the online program. Most people are busy with work, family, and other things, and often cannot find the time to take classes in a traditional classroom setting. Vocational schools, and different medical institutions also offer the program to interested persons that want to become a nurse. The first thing, and the most important thing in enrolling into a program of nursing online, is to make sure that the school is an accredited school, that meets all standards needing to be met. The governing body that makes sure all programs are up to the standards they need to be is the National League Of Nursing Accrediting Commission, better known as the NLNAC.
People that attend online LPN programs are required to take a state licensure examination at the end of the course, just as standard classroom students do. The nursing school in which persons attend, must be on the state’s board of nursing list in order for the licensure examination to be legitimate, and students to receive their nursing license after the completion of the program. Most applicants for the program are required to have obtained their GED or high school diploma, and they must have a GPA of 2.5. Many places that offer the program, require that students take prerequisite classes first, while others do not require any prerequisites to begin the program. Before the initial admission into the program, students are required to pass other types of tests first as part of the admission process.
The duration of the programs vary according to the types of facilities attended, but the normal range of time for LPN program is around 12 to 18 months. Most people that attend online, are able to be in attendance during the day or at nighttime. People choose this option for several reasons, but the most reason is the convenience of being at home with the family. Couples often have small children that they would prefer not to leave, and sometimes work schedules do not always work out to where people can attend on campus classes. There is always some kind of an online class that will fit a persons schedule.
Personal Hygiene: To care for personal and oral hygiene of patients – which includes brushing teeth, bathing, changing, combing hair, shaving, nail care, etc. – is the primary work of a certified medical assistant.Toilet Needs: CNA has to take care of the toilet needs of patients. Bedpan has to be given to bed-ridden patients. Emptying the catheter bags and bed pans at periodic intervals is also a part of their duty. If patients need support, it is the duty of the CNA to help the patient visit the washroom. Housekeeping: Housekeeping is also a part of the duties of a nursing assistant. They assist in tidying up the rooms, changing bed linen, etc. Patients’ Records: They maintain the medical record of patients such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, weight, level of pain, etc., on a daily basis. The CNA also makes notes of treatments rendered to a patient from time to time.
Monitoring the Health of Patients: Making note of any changes in the health of a patient and informing the nurses-on-duty accordingly are also included among the duties of a CNA. In some hospitals and/or nursing homes, a report about the patient’s medical condition has to be submitted by the CNAs.Dietary Care: A CNA has to assist the patient in walking and eating. They also help to set up the meal tray as per prescription. The CNA has to feed patients with nutritional supplements as prescribed. Making a note of the food and fluid intake is also important. Wound Care: It is the CNA who is entrusted the job of cleaning wounds and dressing up the same. Prevent Bed Sores: CNAs are instructed to reposition and turn bed-ridden patients regularly to prevent bed sores.
Assist in Surgery: Assisting the nurses in preparing the patient for surgery is an important part of their duty.Equipment Care: Sterilize and clean the equipment immediately after usage. The cleanliness of nursing stations is also to be maintained. Exercising the Patients: CNAs also help the patients exercise at regular intervals, as per prescription.