What do practical and licensed vocational nurses do?
They provide basic medical care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.
- Monitor patients’ health—for example, by checking their blood pressure
- Administer basic patient care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters
- Provide for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress
- Discuss the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns
- Report patients’ status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors
- Keep records on patients’ health
Overall employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Median Annual Pay
$22.83 | Hourly
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Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing – Hope
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