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.

LPN Float Pool INTERMITTENT (External)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
DutiesSummaryThe VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System is currently seeking a few Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses to join our nursing team as an intermittent employee in our float pool.ResponsibilitiesThe Float Pool LPN belongs to the office of patient care services and reports to the...
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Licensed Practical Nurse/ Licensed Vocational Nurse Flight Medicine

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job Description:Cape Fox Shared Service and Concentric Methods isseeking a Licensed Vocational Nurse (Flight Medicine) towork full time providing care to our deserving Air Forceat Warner Robins AFB, GAThis position will be full time for 8 weeks to providecoverage for an employee on medical leave....
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Licensed Practical Nurse LPN - Full Time Nights No Weekends!!!- Starting at $22/hour - Crafton/Allegheny Valley School

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
$22 an hourMerakey is currently seeking Full Time Licensed Practical Nurses [LPN] to join our IDD Division in the Beaver County area.ABOUT MERAKEYMerakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities...
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Pittsburgh, PA

LPN - Autism School (Leechburg) - 1-2 hrs/day

Type: Part Time
Merakey is currently seeking Licensed Practical Nurses to join our Education and Autism program as School Nurses. These positions require minimal hours but are key the success of providing an exceptional educational experience for our students.Just a few hours of your time each week can make a...
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Apollo, PA

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190006TOAvailable 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 190005LDAvailable 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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Baton Rouge, LA

Licensed Practical Nurse (Full Time)

Type: Part Time
Bedford Hills Center currently has opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Join our team and enjoy:NEW INCREASED RATES$4,000 Sign on Bonus offered for Full Time, $2,000 Bonus for Part Time Hires!!*8 hour shifts available- Full Time/ Part-Time or Casual12 hour shifts 7pm-7am Three days a...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 1900067GAvailable Openings 1Position Specific InformationBaytown TexasOutpatient DialysisDescriptionProvide 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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Baytown, TX

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 19000521Available 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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Fort Worth, TX

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 or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190005Y9Available Openings 2Position Specific InformationSouth Oklahoma Cityclinic 95322 positionsDescriptionProvide 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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Oklahoma City, OK

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 19000561Available 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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Webster, TX

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 1900043TAvailable Openings 1Position Specific InformationDialysis Clinic - Dallas, TX 75208Dialysis Experience is a PlusDescriptionProvide your personal attention and kindness, professional insight, and a generosity of spirit. Offer expertise and encouragement. Enhance each patient's...
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Licensed Vocational Nurse - Dialysis LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190001HQAvailable 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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Houston, TX

Licensed Vocational Nurse - Dialysis LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190003O1Available Openings 1Position Specific InformationPosition is located in La Porte, TXDescriptionProvide 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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La Porte, TX

LPN - Autism School (Leechburg) - 1-2 hrs/day

Type: Part Time
Merakey is currently seeking Licensed Practical Nurses to join our Education and Autism program as School Nurses. These positions require minimal hours but are key the success of providing an exceptional educational experience for our students.Just a few hours of your time each week can make a...
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Apollo, PA

Licensed Practical Nurse (Full Time - Contract)

Type: Part Time
Norriton Square Nursing & Rehab is a skilled nursing facility offering rehabilitation and nursing services in Norristown, PA. We currently have opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Join our team and enjoy:7.5 hour shifts availablePart-time opportunitiesNew Leadership Team that is...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190004F3Available 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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Atlanta, GA