Licensed Vocational Nurse

What does a Licensed Vocational Nurse do?


Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN's) assist in the care of patients with medical problems performing tasks that include:

  • Administer medications, monitor equipment, change dressings, and prepare food trays.
  • Feed, bathe, massage and dress patients, maintain patients' charts, and take temperatures and pulse rates.
  • Private duty LVN's care for a single patient in the home or hospital and may do general housekeeping as well.
  • Prepare the patient for surgery and assist the surgeon in the operating room

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN's) work in hospitals, both public and private, in nursing and convalescent homes, in medical clinics and for health service agencies, government agencies such as the Peace Corps, and in the military.  Some are self-employed working through nursing agencies for private duty service.

Web Resources:

EDD Labor Market Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook


Course Content:

The CNEI nursing program prepares students to perform the rewarding work of caring for patients and assisting physicians.  The program includes the following subjects:

Course Title

Clock Hours

Level I: Fundamentals of Nursing


Level II: Introduction to Patient Care


Level III: Introduction to Med-Surge


Level IV: Medical-Surgical Nursing & Mental Health Nursing


Level V: Medical-Surgical Nursing & Maternal- Newborn Nursing


Level VI: Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing & Pediatric Nursing


Level VII: Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing & Leadership and Supervision


Level VIII: Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing & Leadership and Supervision


At the conclusion of the course the student is eligible to take the State Examination for Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Cost: $29,500.  Includes books and supplies.

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