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The National Association of Licensed Professional Nurses (NALPN)
is the professional organization for licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses and practical/vocational nursing students in the United States.


The National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (NALPN) has defined the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) as a licensed nurse who provides care for people that are ill, injured, disabled or convalescing. The Licensed Practical Nurse can perform the following nursing duties and functions: Provide basic medical and nursing care such as: administer medication and treatment. The Licensed Practical Nurse can perform basic diagnostic tests. Licensed Practical Nurses can insert catheters, insert and monitor IV’s, provide tracheotomy and ostomy care if they have undergone specialized training in that area and if it is in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the state in which they are practicing. Licensed Practical Nurses practice under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician.
*NALPN Update; April, 2017

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