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 3/31/2020:
Nursing applications may only be submitted from May 1 through May 31, 2020.
The TEAS test is still a requirement for acceptance into the nursing programand it must be taken at Daytona State College. The date for passing scores to be submitted has been extended to August 26, 2020 at which time, if the candidate has not successfully completed the TEAS, the provisional seat in the program will be forfeited.
Applications will be accepted by regular postal mail from May 1 through May 31,2020 to:
Daytona State College
Attn: Melissa Brown-Mack
Academic Advisor for the College of Health and Public Service
Building 320, Room 549
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
or Emailed from May 1 through May 31,2020 to:
Melissa Brown-Mack, Academic Advisor for the College of Health and Public Service
The submitted nursing application must include:
1. Completed nursing application which can be found here: Nursing Application
2. Copy of unofficial transcripts (all official transcripts must be received by the Admissions Office prior to the application deadline)
3. Copy of passing TEAS test scores (if completed). TEAS test information may be found here: TEAS Test
TEAS Exam Proctoring: All DSC Assessment Services offices are closed until further notice.
Please check the Assessment Services site for updates regarding testing.
Program Guide Link:
Practical Nursing Program Guide
Professional Student Opportunities:
Daytona Beach Black Nurses Association at Daytona State College