Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

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Student Health & Counseling Services


Office of Student Success

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for obtaining a detailed medical history, performing comprehensive physical assessments, developing a basic treatment plan of care and evaluating students who visit the Health Services Center.


• Performs basic physical examinations of patients utilizing various techniques such as observation, palpation, percussion and auscultation
• Identifies and evaluates illnesses and injuries
• Compiles and evaluates patient medical histories and initiates diagnostic laboratory test and other therapeutic procedures
• Maintain patient confidentiality concerning all students’ health matters
• Initiates a plan of treatment under a physician’s direction
• Performs selected diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
• Provides patient care instructions
• Administers appropriate medication under the supervision of a physician
• Administers standard drugs for patients following consultation with and approval of a physician
• Makes patient referrals to physicians and other appropriate allied health professionals.
• Evaluates care provided and effectiveness of treatment
• Carries out physician’s orders and administers prescribed medication
• Attends university functions
• Performs other duties as assigned


• Graduation from an accredited LPN program
• Georgia LPN or RN License
• Knowledge and experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
• Ability to interact effectively with students, staff, faculty, and community professionals
• Knowledge of health care and medical procedures, including terminology
• Excellent interpersonal/human relations skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Ability to instruct/teach/tutor
• Ability to effectively respond to emergency situations and unpleasant elements

• Experience working in a college/university setting

Working Conditions & Physical Effort:

Working Conditions:
• Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm
• May be required to attend/work outside of regular work hours, including evenings and weekends
• Light travel required (i.e.) transportation of students to medical facilities, professional staff development, etc.

Physical Effort:
• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds
• Fine motor skills
• Visual acuity