What does a Licensed Vocational Nurse do?

A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides patient care in a variety of health care facilities. The responsibilities of LVNs may differ slightly depending on the facility they choose to work within. LVNs work in hospitals, nursing homes, convalescent homes, medical clinics, doctor offices, treatment centers and health service agencies. LVNs typically work under the direction of physicians or registered nurses. Some are self-employed work through nursing staffing agencies for private duty service.

Are you ready to start your LVN career?

To obtain a license as a Vocational Nurse, you are required to have formal education and training. Successful completion of CNEI’s Vocational Nursing Program makes you eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Passing the NCLEX exam leads to LVN licensure issued by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians in California.

A career as a nurse is both rewarding and highly in demand, and California Nurses Educational Institute (CNEI) has the program for you! CNEI’s LVN program provides the theoretical and practical knowledge that will have you career ready and in demand as a Vocational Nurse in 14 months.

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer medication
  • Administer injections and IV fluids
  • Monitor equipment
  • Apply and change dressings
  • Clean and dress wounds
  • Monitor patient vital sign
  • Maintain patient’s charts
  • Obtain blood samples
  • Prepare the patient for surgery
  • Assist the physician and surgeon in the operating room
  • Provide bedside care

Program Content

Course Level Course Title Clock Hours Semester Hours
Level I: Fundamentals of Nursing 225 10.0
Level II: Introduction to Patient Care 225 8.5
Level III: Introduction to Med-Surg 225 8.5
Level IV: Medical-Surgical Nursing and Mental Health Nursing 225 8.0
Level V: Medical-Surgical Nursing & Maternal-Newborn Nursing 225 8.5
Level VI: Advanced-Medical Surgical Nursing & Pediatric Nursing 225 8.5
Level VII: Advanced-Medical Surgical Nursing & Leadership and Supervision 225 8.0
Level VIII: Advanced-Medical Surgical Nursing & Leadership and Supervision 100 50