Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)


salaire Min. 24,21 $ / h
Max. 32,32 $ / h

Description and Responsibilities

LPNs provide patients with care and work with nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals. Among other responsibilities, they monitor patients’ vital signs, prepare and give medicine, provide various treatments prescribed by the doctor, and assist with hygiene and comfort. They inform patients and their family and friends.

LPNs carefully observe the behaviour and reactions of sick people. They look for all changes in a patient’s condition in order to report it and provide appropriate and effective care. 

Education and Training Requirements

Santé, assistance et soins infirmiers This link opens a new window. training program in French is offered in most regions of Québec. Health, Assistance and Nursing This link opens a new window. training program in English is offered in some regions.

Required Interests, Skills and Personality Type

  • Must be a good communicator and listener
  • Must be responsible and organized
  • Must enjoy physical work and handling (medical) instruments
  • Must enjoy working in a team with colleagues and other professionals
  • Must have excellent initiative and be able to work autonomously
  • Must love contact with the public
  • Must manage stress well

Personality Type (RIASEC)

  • S - Prefers to be in contact with people and to help them
  • A - Prefers completing creative tasks
  • I - Prefers studying, understanding and solving problems

Work Environment

LPNs mainly work in:

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