As a vocational nurse you can be a part of work that is personal to you and to the patient community you serve. The care solutions you are a part of can directly impact lifelong health and well being.
Between 2012 and 2022, vocational nursing jobs are projected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 25%. With an increase in acute, chronic conditions such as diabetes and obesity, an additional 182,900 jobs are forecasted.*
Where can I work?
Vocational nurses have the opportunity to work in a variety of health care settings. Most LVNs work in long-term care settings such as nursing homes. See below for the breakdown:*
- Home health care services
- Nursing care facilities
- Physicians’ offices
- Residential care facilities
Besides a range of work settings to choose from, vocational nursing offers a flexible work schedule. Nurses can work in the evenings or during the day to accommodate personal scheduling needs.
What can I do?
As a vocational nurse, you can support and enhance patient health through a variety of job functions, including the following:*
- Monitor patient health
- Administer basic patient care
- Maintain records on patients’ health
- Serve as a patient liaison for doctors and registered nurses, e.g., reporting patient concerns
- Provide for the basic comfort of patients
The face of vocational nursing
As a critical, direct support for patients and doctors in fast-paced settings, communication and organizational skills are vital assets for this role. Specific qualities can include:
To learn more about finding your place in this exciting, growing field, contact us today!