LVN Requirements

LVNs need training and licensing, plus personal traits such as compassion.

LVNs need training and licensing, plus personal traits such as compassion.

To get really hands-on with patients, consider a career as a licensed vocational nurse. LVNs work under registered nurses and doctors to provide routine patient care, such as taking vital signs, administering medications, changing wound dressings or collecting test specimens. To get licensed, LVNs, who are called licensed practical nurses in all states besides Texas and California, need to complete training and pass a national exam. Personal qualities such as people skills and compassion are musts, as well.

Education

Exam

Licensing

Qualities

Careers

2016 Salary Information for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

 

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