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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Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) - SILVER HEIGHTS

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Licensed Practical Nurse (Full Time)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Licensed Practical Nurse

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Licensed Practical Nurse LPN/LVN- Lakewood Villa

Type: Part Time
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Licensed Practical Nurse (Full Time)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
At Parkway Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation we are currently looking to fill several LVN full time/part time positions for AM, PM and NOC shifts.The Licensed Vocational Nurse as defined by state, reports to the Director of Nursing, and is to be clinically competent; delivers care to 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 Nurse (Part Time)

Type: Part Time
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Licensed Practical Nurse (Casual/Per Diem)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Westwood Center is a skilled nursing facility offering rehab and nursing services Keene, NH. We currently have opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Join our team and enjoy:12 hour shifts availableFull time, part time & Per Diem opportunitiesCompetitive rates and shift...
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Licensed Practical Nurse/ Licensed Vocational Nurse Flight Medicine

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - DCF Program

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Registered Nurse for Home Health Care

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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CNA - Non Certified

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Licensed Practical Nurse

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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