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ADVANCED LICENSED PRACTICAL / VOCATIONAL NURSE

HEALTHCARE
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.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Licensed Practical / Vocational Nurse are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Vocational ethics
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Math of dosage
  • Nursing fundamentals
  • Nutrition
  • Growth and development
  • Introduction to pharmacology
  • Diet therapy
  • Maternal and child care nursing
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Nursing care of the medical-surgical patient

Career Options

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.

Requirements

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.

Credentials

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

NUMBERS

TO KNOW

8-12

HOW MANY MONTHS

IT TAKES TO COMPLETE

THIS PROGRAM

$44K

NATIONAL AVERAGE

EARNING POTENTIAL

FOR THIS CAREER

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Ability to multitask

Communication skills

Concern for others

Physical endurance

Quick decision-making skills

Stress tolerance


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