Licensed Vocational Nurse

What does a Licensed Vocational Nurse do?

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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

 

Discover Nursing.com 

 

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

225

Level II:          Introduction to Patient Care

225

Level III:        Introduction to Med-Surge

225

Level IV:        Medical-Surgical Nursing & Mental                           Health Nursing

225

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

225

Level VI:        Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing &                         Pediatric Nursing

225

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

225

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

100

 

 

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.

 

Gainful Employment Disclosure Template

 

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

 

 


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