Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. The nature of the direction and supervision required varies by State and job setting. LPNs are generalists and work in a variety of health care settings. They are often found working under the supervision of physicians in clinics, long-term care, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, or in home health care.
LPNs care for clients in many ways. Often, they provide basic bedside care; they assist with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, moving in bed, range of motion, and walking. They also feed or assist with feeding clients who need help eating. Prepare and give medications/injections and enemas, monitor catheters, dress wounds. Sometimes, assist physicians and registered nurses perform tests and procedure. Monitor their patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. LPNs gather information from patients, including their health history and how they are currently feeling. They share information with registered nurses and doctors to help determine the best course of care for a patient. LPNs often teach family members how to care for a relative or teach patients about good health habits.
In the LPN program the student will take information learned and apply, critical think, analyze, and use deductive reasons to provide solutions and to answer test questions. The LPN student must have an understanding of the material to apply that knowledge into practice and testing. Math is essential in order to calculate medication dosage correctly and competently for the safety and well-being of their clients.
Attendance, accountability, responsibility, professionalism, behavior/attitude, participation, and teamwork is essential for student success in the LPN program.
School of Nursing
Nursing Application Update 2/8/2021
Nursing applications may only be submitted from May 1 through May 31, 2021 for classes beginning in August 2021.
***Applications will not be accepted by mail or email.***
During the application period, you are required to meet with an academic advisor to
review your application. Please contact
Academic Advising to schedule an appointment. Click here for the Academic Advising site.
The submitted nursing application must include:
1. Completed nursing application which may be found here: Nursing Application
2. Copy of unofficial transcripts (all official transcripts must be recieved by the Admissions Office at the time of application submission)
3. Copy of passing TEAS test scores. TEAS test information may be found here: TEAS Test
**The TEAS test is a requirement for acceptance into the nursing program and it must
be taken at Daytona State College
PRIOR to submitting an application.**
TEAS Exam Proctoring:
TEAS testing is now available by appointment only on the Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona and Flagler/Palm Coast campuses. Please schedule an appointment with Assessment Services. Click here for the Assessment Services site and click here to schedule your appointment.
TEAS Test Review Links: Practice for the TEAS test with review workshops or sessions on specific topics.
TEAS Test Prep
Program Guide Link:
Practical Nursing Program Guide
Professional Student Opportunities:
Daytona Beach Black Nurses Association at Daytona State College