Practical Nursing vs. Professional Nursing

Once you’ve narrowed down the career field you’re interested in, it may take time to decide on the exact path that makes the most sense for you. If you’ve already decided to enter the healthcare field and work as a nurse, the next decision you need to make is whether you want to pursue a degree in practical nursing or professional nursing. Read on to discover the big differences between practical nursing and professional nursing degree programs and careers:

Practical Nursing
With the practical nursing track, you can earn an Associate’s degree or a diploma. The program usually takes one year to complete. Graduates must pass their National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) after graduation to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

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