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 New Grads Welcome

Type: Part Time
Company IntroductionAs a nurse with Correct Care Solutions (CCS), you will have the opportunity to practice patient care the way you've always wanted. Our nurses enjoy competitive pay and benefits in an autonomous though supportive work environment. Numerous growth opportunities are available...
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South Walpole, MA

Licensed Practical Nurse - New Grads Welcome

Type: Part Time
Company IntroductionAs a nurse with Correct Care Solutions (CCS), you will have the opportunity to practice patient care the way you've always wanted. Our nurses enjoy competitive pay and benefits in an autonomous though supportive work environment. Numerous growth opportunities are available...
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Norfolk, MA

Licensed Practical Nurse (Part Time)

Type: Part Time
Genesis is one of the nation's leading providers of post-acute healthcare services from short-term to long-term care and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services. We are changing how care is delivered by bringing together people like you passionate - highly skilled...
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Licensed Practical Nurse (Part Time)

Type: Part Time
Genesis is one of the nation's leading providers of post-acute healthcare services from short-term to long-term care and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services. We are changing how care is delivered by bringing together people like you passionate - highly skilled...
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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 (No License) (Full Time)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
St. Albans Health & Rehab is hiring new graduate LPN nurses! Please call Mary Gagne for more information! 802-524-6534POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN), the Licensed Vocational Nurse/ Licensed Practical Nurse delivers efficient and effective nursing care while...
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Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190008GJAvailable 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 Wayne, IN

Licensed Vocational Nurse - LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 19000842Available Openings 1Position Specific InformationPosition is located in the Hobby airport areaDescriptionProvide 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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Houston, TX

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190008W6Available 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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Detroit, MI

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190008F5Available Openings 1Position Specific InformationOutpatient DialysisCrosby TexasDescriptionProvide 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 - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Job ID 190006T6Available Openings 2DescriptionProvide 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 190007UJAvailable 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

Licensed Practical Nurse (Casual/Per Diem)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Keene 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:8 or 12 hour shifts availableFull time, part time, & PRN opportunitiesCompetitive rates and shift...
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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 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: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Genesis is one of the nation's leading providers of post-acute healthcare services from short-term to long-term care and a wide variety of living options and professional clinical services. We are changing how care is delivered by bringing together people like you passionate - highly skilled...
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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

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse - LPN LVN

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Oklahoma City, OK