Nursing/LPN

Mickaela Nunziato period 2

Resources

Outlook Handbook

Career Details

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Monitor patients’ health, or example, by checking their blood pressure
  • Administer basic nursing care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters
  • Provide for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress
  • Discuss health care with patients and listen to their concerns
  • Report patients’ status to registered nurses and doctors
  • Keep records on patients’ health

Average Hours

Most of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses worked full time. Many LPNS work nights, weekends, and even holidays.

Working Locations

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses work in many settings, including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians' offices, and private homes.

Salary

The median annual wage of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses was $40,380 in May 2010.

The pay per hour is around 19.42.

Educated Needed/one school with that major.

LPNs and LVNs must complete an accredited program, which takes about 1 year. These programs are commonly in technical schools and community colleges. LPNs or LVNs can take the National Council Licensure Exam. They must pass the exam to get a license and work as an LPN or LVN in all states. One school that offers this program is Everest Collage.

Skills Required

  • Hard-working
  • Friendly
  • Love to work with people
  • Punctuation
  • Organized
  • Flexible


Job outlook

Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. Healthcare is known to increase in time.

Advancement Opportunities

To move up in this job I would need to go back to school and work towards being a registered nurse.