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.
2016 Salary Information for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Austin Community College: Program Overview
- Sacramento City College: Nursing, Vocational
- Blinn College: Welcome to the Vocational Nursing Program-Brenham Campus
- Butte College: Licensed Vocational Nursing
- Riverside City College: What Is An LVN?
- Lone Star College System: LVN General Information
- California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians: Summary of Requirements for Licensure as a Vocational Nurse
- Kaplan Nursing: NCLEX-PN® Test Format
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: How to Become a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Career Trend: Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
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