The Licensed Practical Nurse in Acute Care (LPN) provides patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The LPN plays an integral role in the physical and emotional comfort of patients and their families. The LPN provides direct patient care in collaboration with other health care team members and completes other tasks to support patient care. The NYS Education Department differentiated scope of practice of LPNs and RNs in the source document used for determining tasks that the LPN may perform.
Education: Fufills educational requirements for licensure as an LPN in NYS. Licensed in NYS as an LPN.Experience:
- Level I: New graduate LPN or prefer 6 months work experience as an LPN in an acute care hospital OR long term care.
- Level II: At least 1 year experience as an LPN in an acute care hospital OR 2 years in long term care is required.
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