Thanks. This is what I was looking for. My son is presently at Fort Leonard Wood...heading to Fort Sam Houston as a medic. If he has to go overseas (uknowhatimean) wonder if he will have to be on the front?
New medics in the Army initially undergo 10 weeks of 'Health Care Specialist' training at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas. This course is a broad overview of the entire spectrum of Army health care, from routine clinic care to inpatient hospital care to battefield care and evacuation. At present the only civilian certification one receives from this course is EMT-Basic. I attended this course in December 1991. I have worked with recent graduates of the course as recent at Dec '02.
The Army does offer LPN training, though normally the training for LPN is offered to active duty soldiers after completing at least a portion of their first enlistment. Reserve units, however, are common to send troops to LPN school as their initial training.
Zenman (not to be confused with me) spoke about being a 91C, which is the previous designator for an LPN. The new code is 91WM6 (91-medically related field, W-hands on patient care designator, M6-LPN).
In brief, with the training and experience of a basic 91W 'medic', you would need to complete an entire LPN program. If you attend the Army's LPN program, well, you would be an LPN.
Check out the official Army LPN school page at: http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/dns/m6/index.htm