Nursing is a profession that demands the right combination of compassion and technical skill. As a licensed practical nurse (LPN) you will care for patients in a clinic, hospital, or other care facility under the supervision of a registered nurse. Your responsibilities will include observing the patient and documenting the treatment, carrying out physicians’ orders, and planning and evaluating nursing care. General education courses complement nursing science courses to provide a well-rounded education. Highly individualized learning activities and valuable field experiences provide an opportunity to demonstrate the skills that are learned. Many of the classes are available online, through Interactive Television, and in blended formats in addition to the traditional classroom format.
This program is approved by the State of Wisconsin Board of Nursing. All practical nurses are required to take a national exam to obtain a license to practice. Compared with all programs nationwide, Western graduates have been consistently successful in passing the exam.