Vocational nurses work in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical and healthcare facilities to provide basic medical care to patients. Typically, LVNs work under the guidance of a registered nurse, physician's assistant and/or doctor.
Students in Advanced Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse are trained in the following subject areas:
Anatomy and physiology
Math of dosage
Growth and development
Introduction to pharmacology
Maternal and child care nursing
Mental health nursing
Nursing care of the medical-surgical patient
Program graduates go on to work in a variety of health care settings including retirement homes, private hospitals, mental health facilities, physician offices, and home healthcare facilities.
Before entering the Advanced Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse program, students must:
Be at least 17½ years old.
Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
Complete a successful phone, in-person, or video-conference interview.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Students who complete a Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.
Advanced Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse
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While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
A licensed practical/vocational nurse works closely with patients and nursing staff to apply patient care plans, clean wounds, and change bandages. They also assist with lifestyle tasks like bathing, dressing, feeding, and monitoring vital signs.
Medical office support staff work at the front desk of a medical office. they perform a variety of tasks vital to the operation of a medical office including dealing with patients, filing medical documents and handling insurance forms, and handling anything that comes up in a clinical office.