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VOCATIONAL NURSING: AMPLIFY YOUR ASPIRATIONS

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.

Employment

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
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Other
  • 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.

* http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm#tab-3

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

*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm#tab-2

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:

  • Personable
  • Compassionate
  • Detail-oriented
  • Patient
  • Communicative

To learn more about finding your place in this exciting, growing field, contact us today!

Our Vocational Nursing program is available at the following campuses: