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Nurses are an integral part of the healthcare system. They are often thought of as the heart and soul of an office or hospital, as they care one-on-one for patients at the most basic level. Whether they work on the floors bathing patients and taking vitals, or whether they work in the operating room prepping patients for surgery, nurses obtain their skills from attending a nursing school. Schools that teach you how to become a nurse abound in every state. Take courses to certify as an RN, for example, or get your license as an LPN. You can go on to work in a nursing home, medical practitioner’s office, clinic, or health care center. But you first need the skills necessary to assist doctors, care for patients, and manage health care systems. Find nursing schools in your area by searching online for universities and colleges, and learn about available degrees and training programs. There are certain popular definitions you should know before embarking on your nursing school quest.

  • LPN – Licensed practical nurses provide basic bedside assistance for those who are sick, injured, or disabled. They answer to physicians and registered nurses. These professionals may work in assisted living facilities caring for the elderly, in group homes caring for the sick or disabled, or within private practices.
  • RN – Registered nurses treat and educate patients, and provide emotional support to patients and their families. They also record medical histories, assist with diagnostic tests, operate machinery in hospital settings, administer medication and provide follow-up care. They may have a bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree in nursing.
  • Nurses School – Special schools devoted to nursing education and training courses. Many colleges feature nursing programs within them that you can register for to become an RN or LPN.
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    Companions of Ashland
    831 N Trimble Rd, Mansfield, OH 44906
    (567) 247-2273
    Companions of Ashland Homecare & Nurse Aid Trainin
    1247 E Main St, Ashland, OH 44805
    (419) 281-2273
    Five Star Stna Training Center
    109 N Main St, Fredericktown, OH 43019
    (740) 694-4004
    Companions of Ashland
    4164 Burbank Rd, Wooster, OH 44691
    (330) 601-1033
    Firelands Regional Medical Center School of Nursin
    1912 Hayes Ave, Sandusky, OH 44870
    (419) 557-7111
    Mycomputercareer
    2400 Corporate Exchange Dr Ste 270, Columbus, OH 43231
    (614) 891-3200
    Ohio Business College
    1880 E Dublin Granville Rd Fl 1, Columbus, OH 43229
    (800) 951-4274
    Brown Mackie College-Akron
    755 White Pond Dr Ste 101, Akron, OH 44320
    (330) 869-3600
    Akron School of Practical Nursing
    1532 Peckham St, Akron, OH 44320
    (330) 873-3355
    Precision Health Tek
    43 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH 44646
    (330) 832-5300
    Bradford School
    2469 Stelzer Rd, Columbus, OH 43219
    (614) 846-9410
    Nursing Direct
    5086 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214
    (614) 859-2199
    Brown Mackie College-North Canton
    4300 Munson St Nw, Canton, OH 44718
    (330) 494-1214
    Carnegie Institute of Integrative Medicine
    2307 Cleveland Ave Nw, Canton, OH 44709
    (330) 417-3154
    A Ts Institute of Technology
    8070 Day Dr, Cleveland, OH 44129
    (440) 888-1000


    If you have ever been to a hospital or physician’s office, chances are you have seen a nurse. But what exactly is a nurse, and what kinds of nurses are there? This guide can help you learn a little more about the healthcare professionals you meet. If you have an elderly or sick relative, you might consider an assisted living situation. The medical professional who visits your loved one and provides them with care is called an LPN. An LPN, or licensed practical nurse, specializes in working with people who need day to day help. They train for a year in a college or technical program. The nurses you generally see at a hospital are registered nurses. A registered nurse, or RN, has a little more schooling. Most RNs have a college degree from a two or four year program. Many even take courses to specialize in one area, such as pediatrics or surgery. A registered nurse is the most common. One other kind of nurse is a licensed nurse practitioner. You may have been confused if you went to a health center and a nurse wrote you a prescription, but that was probably an LNP. This is the highest level of nurse and requires the most education. This position requires a Masters or Doctoral degree, and a national board must certify the nurse. Often, they can run their own practice such as a birthing clinic. While each position requires a different amount of school, they all require passion and heart. So the next time you go to the doctor or call a home aid, just remember what it takes to be a nurse.
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