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LPN-LVN Job Description

LPN-LVN Job Description

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Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are different titles for the same position. They are practical nurses who perform basic nursing care for sick, injured, and disabled patients under the direct supervision of registered nurses and/or physicians. LPN-LVNs use their knowledge of the patient’s age, health status, and culture when providing basic(…)

Registered Nurse Job Description

Registered Nurse Job Description

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Part of the registered nurse job description is to apply the nursing process to assess, promote, and restore patients’ to a functional level of health. As an important part of the multidisciplinary team, registered nurses care for the whole individual; providing compassionate, restorative care for patients and their families. In addition to patient care, RNs(…)

A Typical CNA Job Description

A Typical CNA Job Description

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The CNA job description provided by most employers and nursing schools generally makes mention of things like “assisting with patient care” and “supporting the LPN/LVN or RN”. While this is certainly accurate, it is often a bit too vague to provide much insight to someone interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant. For this reason, we’ve provided(…)

Nurse Practitioner Job Description

Nurse Practitioner Job Description

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Being a nurse practitioner, is generally a practice role, which involves caring for patients. In contrast with a Registered Nurse (RN) who generally follows the instructions of a physician or APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse), a Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions autonomously under a physician or on their own. Duties of a nurse practitioner include, but(…)