Our history of training exceptional nurses dates back over 100 years. Few other educational settings offer our range of clinical experiences, especially in the hospital setting.
A registered nurse (RN) uses compassion, care, and intelligence to provide care for patients of all ages. Registered nurses function in a variety of roles including caregiver, educator, manager and patient advocate. They work to promote health and prevent disease. When illness occurs, the registered nurse assists patients and families by providing physical care, emotional support, and education. The registered nurse performs assessments, documents care, assists with diagnostic tests, administers treatments and medications, monitors advanced technology and equipment, and participates in patient follow-up and rehabilitation. Registered nurses are vital members of the health care team.
Licensed practical nurses (LPN) use intelligence, care, and compassion to provide direct therapeutic patient care. They serve in a variety of roles and work under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses. The LPNs competence implies knowledge, understanding and skills that transcend specific tasks and is guided by a commitment to the public and to the high standards of the nursing profession. As an integral part of the health care team, the licensed practical nurse performs functions such as, but not limited to, bedside care, taking vital signs, administering and monitoring medications, inserting catheters, providing wound care and dressing changes, implementing care plans, and providing patient and family education to promote health. The LPN supervises nurses' aides and unlicensed assistive personnel.