A licensed vocational nurse (LVN) provides basic nursing care under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Typical nursing duties can include administering medications, monitoring patient health (i.e., measuring vital signs), providing basic bedside care to patients and starting intravenous fluids.
High School Diploma or GED, Program Completion, License
$48,191.04/year or $23.08/hour
Brightwood College, Concorde Career College, Glendale Career College, LA Trade Tech
Local: Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians
National: National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
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