A practical nurse may have a different title depending on which province or state they work in but all are used to describe the same level of health care specialty. They can be called a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), a Practical Nurse (PN), a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) or a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The title "Registered Practical Nurse" is primarily used in Ontario.
Opportunities in nursing are not limited to Registered Nursing; Licensed Practical Nurses are in demand and enjoy many of the same career benefits as RNs do.
An LPN or PN is a qualified healthcare professional who provides nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners and registered nurses and has been licensed by the nursing regulatory body in their province/state and represent the second largest health care profession after registered nurses. Regardless of the title, the role of a practical nurse is a critical one.READ MORE >>