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Licensed Practical Nurses
What Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Do
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses work in many settings, including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and homes. 


How to Become a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses must complete a state-approved educational program, which typically takes about 1 year to complete. They must also be licensed.


Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses was $43,170 in May 2015. Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 16 percent. 


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