What is a vocational nurse?
A licensed vocational nurse (LVN) provides basic care and comfort to patients in a variety of healthcare settings.
Licensed vocational nurses share the same job description as licensed practical nurses (LPNs). However, the key difference is that licensed vocational nurse is a title used specifically in certain states, such as California or Texas.
Licensed vocational nurses play an integral role in the healthcare team. They report directly to doctors and registered nurses, serving as a liaison between the care team and patient.
LVNs take on a variety of tasks, including checking vital signs, collecting test samples, changing bandages, and more. LVNs work directly with patients, easing their anxiety by providing exceptional care and comfort during their time of need.
Where does a vocational nurse work?
Licensed vocational nurses work in a wide variety of healthcare settings including:
- Nursing homes
- Private practices and clinics
- And more!
How do I become a vocational nurse?
To successfully become an LVN (or LPN), you must first enroll in an accredited program. Following your completion of this program, you must then pass the NCLEX-PN in order to earn state licensure.
Interested in starting your journey as a licensed practical nurse? Learn more about our LPN program today!
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