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Practical Nursing

Codes, Regulations, Standards

National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (NALPN) Nurse Practice Standards

The code for the Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse was incorporated by NALPN in 1961 with a revision in 1979. The code provides a motivation for establishing, maintaining, and elevating professional nurse standards. As set forth in this code, upon entering the profession, each LPN/LVN, has the responsibility to adhere to the standards of ethical practice and conduct.

National League for Nursing (NLN) Core Values

Organization that offers teaching resources "to assist PN educators to prepare the LPN/LVN workforce for current practice" and offers continuing education and professional development courses.

Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN)

Using the Institute of Medicine (2003) competencies for nursing, QSEN faculty have defined pre-licensure and graduate quality and safety competencies for nursing and proposed targets for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be developed in nursing pre-licensure programs for each competency.

Rhode Island Nursing Licensing

Apply for licensure in the state and explore a variety professional resources.

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