LPN | LVN – Licensed Practical Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses

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Occupation Description

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses care for ill, injured, or convalescing individuals or patients with impairments in hospitals, or other health care institutions. They often work under the direction of a registered nurse. Licensing is required in all cases.

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Total Employees In 2010


Job Openings By 2025


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Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
Specific Programs:
Vocational Nurse Certificate Program
Practical Nurse Certificate Program

Required Work Experience


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