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Vocational Nurse Schools and Programs

Vocational Nurses and LVNs

A Licensed Vocational Nurse may treat sick or injured patients at physicians' offices, hospitals, convalescent homes, and outpatient clinics. They may work under direct supervision of a doctor or registered nurse. If you pursue an LVN, you may be responsible for a wide range of duties, from taking vital signs to helping patients wash and dress.

Vocational Nursing Education Options

Vocational nursing courses may include a wide range of studies:
  • First aid
  • Gerontology
  • Pharmacology
  • Anatomy
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical ethics
  • Pediatrics
Many programs may also provide hands-on experience in patient care through internships with participating facilities and hospitals in addition to classroom study.

Vocational Nursing Career Overview

To get started in your LVN career, you may attend a college or vocational nursing school program to prepare you for The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).

Compensation and Career Outlook for Vocational Nurses

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the 2010 median annual salary for vocational nurses was $40,380 per year. In 2010, registered nurses earned a median annual salary of $64,690. The BLS estimates 752,300 licensed vocational nurses are working in the United States. The BLS also predicts 22 percent job growth between 2010 and 2020 for LVNs. The opportunities may be in home health care and nursing home facilities.

Nursing and Health Care Schools

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