Kinds of Nurse Schools

There are quite a few types of nursing schools. The most basic level of nursing is called a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or in some states a licensed vocational nurse (LVN). To meet this level of responsibility, traditionally students have a high school diploma and have graduated from an approved practical nursing program. These schools usually take around a year and a half to two years to graduate from.

The next step up is registered nurses (RNs) who oversee LPNs, LVNs, orderlies and nursing assistants. There are a couple of ways to follow the education track to get to this level. You can either go straight out of high school to a two or three year AS (associate of science) in Nursing. Another option is to attend a four year school that bestows a degree of bachelor of science in Nursing, known as a BSN or a BN. There are also specialized programs for LPN/LVN to RN individuals who want to go back to school. These programs usually take a couple of years as well.

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