2017 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Median Pay: US$43,170
Entry Level: Postsecondary nondegree award
Summary
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.
Duties

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses typically do the following:

  • Monitor patients' health - for example, by checking their blood pressure
  • Administer basic patient care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters
  • Provide for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress
  • Discuss the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns
  • Report patients' status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors
  • Keep records on patients' health

Duties of LPNs and LVNs vary, depending on their work setting and the state in which they work. For example, they may reinforce teaching done by registered nurses regarding how family members should care for a relative; help to deliver, care for, and feed infants; collect samples for testing and do routine laboratory tests; or feed patients who need help eating.

LPNs and LVNs may be limited to doing certain tasks, depending on the state where they work. For example, in some states, LPNs with proper training can give medication or start intravenous (IV) drips, but in other states LPNs cannot perform these tasks. State regulations also govern the extent to which LPNs and LVNs must be directly supervised. For example, an LPN may provide certain forms of care only with instructions from a registered nurse.

In some states, experienced licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses oversee and direct other LPNs or LVNs and unlicensed medical staff.

Charge Nurse - LPN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PurposeTo supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the facility in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be required by the Assistant Director and Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of...
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Charge Nurse - LPN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PurposeTo supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the facility in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be required by the Assistant Director and Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of...
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Registered Nurse PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DescriptionUH Avon Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture between University Hospitals and Kindred Healthcare, bringing together the expertise of both world-class organizations. Opened in January 2016, UH Avon Rehabilitation Hospital is focused on improving the functional status of our patients...
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Charge Nurse - LPN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
PurposeTo supervise the day-to-day nursing activities of the facility in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern the facility, and as may be required by the Assistant Director and Director of Nursing to ensure that the highest degree of...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190002G4Available Openings 1DescriptionProvide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's future - as well as your own. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical...
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‘Ewa Beach, HI

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) PRN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon HealthJob ID: 14539We have an exceptional opportunity for PRN Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) at El Dorado Correctional Facility located in El Dorado, KS.Offering $10,000 in tuition reimbursement and five weeks of paid time off for new full-time...
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Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN - 2p-10p - Sonterra Health Center

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Sonterra Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is looking for a full-time Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) to join our team in providing quality care and an amazing work environment for our colleagues. If you are dedicated to caring for others and excited about leading others to do the same, we look...
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San Antonio, TX

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190002C5Available Openings 1DescriptionProvide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's future - as well as your own. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical...
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Cullman, AL

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190001ZTAvailable Openings 1DescriptionProvide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's future - as well as your own. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 18000SYFAvailable Openings 1DescriptionProvide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's future - as well as your own. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical...
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Columbus, OH

LPN Licensed Practical Nurse

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
As an eventing shift Licensed Practical Nurse, you will play a critical part in achieving excellence and honoring our responsibility to deliver safe, effective and efficient healthcare services at the highest level.Consider joining Corizon Health to experience a work culture that encourages...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 1900018BAvailable Openings 1DescriptionProvide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's future - as well as your own. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical...
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Avondale, LA

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse (LPN)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190001G3Available Openings 1DescriptionProvide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's future - as well as your own. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 18000Q3XAvailable Openings 1DescriptionProvide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's future - as well as your own. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical...
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East Lansing, MI

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 18000LRY Available Openings 2 Description Provide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient s future as well as your own. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical Care...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - Dialysis

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 18000PISAvailable Openings 1Position Specific InformationEast Houston AreaChannelviewExperienced Dialysis LVNDescriptionProvide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's future - as...
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Houston, TX

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 19000057 Available Openings 2 Position Specific InformationOutpatient DialysisClear Lake, Webster TX AREA Description Provide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient s future as well as...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - Dialysis LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 18000JZ8 Available Openings 1 Position Specific InformationPosition is located in Sugar Land, TX Description Provide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient s future as well as your own....
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - Outpatient Dialysis

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 18000PJP Available Openings 1 Position Specific InformationNorth Houston AreaExperienced Dialysis LVNDescription Provide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient s future as well as your...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 18000CWA Available Openings 1 Description Provide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient s future as well as your own. Connect with your goals and change lives with Fresenius Medical Care...
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