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Working As A Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $62,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse Do

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

Duties

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses typically do the following:

  • 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

Duties of LPNs and LVNs vary, depending on their work setting and the state in which they work. For example, they may reinforce teaching done by registered nurses regarding how family members should care for a relative; help to deliver, care for, and feed infants; collect samples for testing and do routine laboratory tests; or feed patients who need help eating.

LPNs and LVNs may be limited to doing certain tasks, depending on the state where they work. For example, in some states, LPNs with proper training can give medication or start intravenous (IV) drips, but in other states LPNs cannot perform these tasks. State regulations also govern the extent to which LPNs and LVNs must be directly supervised. For example, an LPN may provide certain forms of care only with instructions from a registered nurse.

In some states, experienced licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses oversee and direct other LPNs or LVNs and unlicensed medical staff.

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How To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse

Becoming a licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse (LPN or LVN) requires completing an approved educational program. LPNs and LVNs also must have a license.

Education

LPNs and LVNs must complete an approved educational program. These programs award a certificate or diploma and typically take about 1 year to complete, but may take longer. They are commonly found in technical schools and community colleges, although some programs may be available in high schools or hospitals.

Practical nursing programs combine classroom learning in subjects such as nursing, biology, and pharmacology. All programs also include supervised clinical experience.

Contact state boards of nursing for lists of approved programs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

After completing a state-approved educational program, prospective LPNs and LVNs can take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). In all states, they must pass the exam to get a license and work as an LPN or LVN. For more information on the NCLEX-PN examination and a list of state boards of nursing, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

LPNs and LVNs may choose to become certified through professional associations in areas such as gerontology and IV therapy. Certifications show that an LPN or LVN has an advanced level of knowledge about a specific subject.

In addition, employers may prefer to hire candidates who are trained to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Compassion. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses must be empathetic and caring toward the people they serve.

Detail oriented. LPNs and LVNs need to be responsible and detail oriented, because they must make sure that patients get the correct care at the right time.

Interpersonal skills. Interacting with patients and other healthcare providers is a big part of their jobs, so LPNs and LVNs need good interpersonal skills.

Patience. Dealing with sick and injured people may be stressful. LPNs and LVNs should be patient, so they can cope with any stress that stems from providing care to these patients.

Physical stamina. LPNs and LVNs should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as bending over patients for a long time.

Speaking skills. It is important that LPNs and LVNs be able to communicate effectively. For example, they may need to relay information about a patient’s current condition to a registered nurse.

Advancement

With experience, licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses may advance to supervisory positions. Some LPNs and LVNs advance to other healthcare occupations. For example, an LPN may complete a LPN to RN education program to become a registered nurse.

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Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse Career Paths

Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Team Leader Case Manager
Director Of Case Management
11 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Consultant Nurse Nursing Director
Clinical Services Director
11 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Vice President
Chief Nursing Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Case Manager
Utilities Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Senior Technician Specialist Nursing Director
Director Of Health Services
10 Yearsyrs
Nurse Consultant Nurse Nursing Director
Managed Care Director
9 Yearsyrs
Nurse Instructor Therapist
Clinical Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Nurse Clinical Coordinator Nurse Manager
Nursing Services Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse Office Nurse Registered Nurse Case Manager
Wellness Director
7 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse MDS Coordinator Registered Nurse Case Manager
Director Of Staff Development
7 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse School Nurse Clinical Manager
Manager Of Clinical Services
10 Yearsyrs
Home Health Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Director Of Social Services
Resident Services Director
6 Yearsyrs
Home Health Nurse School Nurse Registered Nurse Case Manager
Hospice Director
12 Yearsyrs
Home Health Nurse Patient Care Coordinator Patient Care Manager
Medical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Consultant Nurse Assistant Director Of Nursing
Director Of Clinical Education
11 Yearsyrs
Field Nurse Ambulatory Care Coordinator Social Work Case Manager
Geriatric Care Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Staff Nurse 6.0 years
Registered Nurse 5.3 years
Head Nurse 4.5 years
Office Nurse 4.2 years
Pediatric Nurse 3.5 years
Surgical Nurse 3.4 years
Nurse 3.2 years
Practical Nurse 3.1 years
Burn Center Nurse 2.7 years
Student Nurse 1.3 years
Nurse Extern 0.9 years
Top Careers Before Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse
Nurse 4.5%
Cashier 0.9%
Top Careers After Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse
Staff Nurse 16.2%
Nurse 5.1%
PRN 0.9%

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Top Skills for A Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse

  1. Patient Care
  2. Wound Care
  3. Vital Signs
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Partnered with doctors and registered nurses in providing high-quality patient care including, chronic disease management, treatment, and diet.
  • Performed admission, assessment, medication administration, wound care, ventilator management, diabetic management and teaching.
  • Maintained documentation and vital signs during procedures.
  • Administer medications and treatment of assigned patients.
  • Contracted as an LVN when needed to work at the County Mental Health Hospital in San Diego.

Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse Demographics

Gender

Female

76.1%

Male

13.2%

Unknown

10.6%
Ethnicity

White

48.3%

Hispanic or Latino

29.3%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

7.2%

Unknown

3.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

72.9%

Tagalog

13.6%

Filipino

1.7%

Ukrainian

1.7%

German

1.7%

Igbo

1.7%

Dutch

1.7%

Ilocano

1.7%

French

1.7%

Russian

1.7%
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Licensed Vocational Nurse Staff Nurse Education

Schools

University of Texas at Arlington

7.9%

University of Phoenix

7.4%

South Plains College

7.2%

Victoria College

6.8%

San Antonio College

6.3%

Excelsior College

5.9%

St. Philip's College

5.3%

Galen College of Nursing

5.0%

McLennan Community College

4.6%

North Central Texas College

4.6%

Amarillo College

4.6%

Tyler Junior College

4.4%

Lamar University

4.4%

Vernon College

4.2%

Navarro College

4.2%

South Texas College

3.9%

Dallas Nursing Institute

3.5%

Blinn College

3.3%

Weatherford College

3.3%

Austin Community College

3.3%
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Majors

Nursing

67.8%

Nursing Assistants

17.2%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

2.6%

Business

2.0%

Education

1.2%

Medical Assisting Services

1.2%

Health Care Administration

1.2%

Psychology

1.0%

Nursing Science

1.0%

Biology

0.7%

General Studies

0.6%

Clinical Psychology

0.6%

Liberal Arts

0.5%

Health Sciences And Services

0.5%

Family Practice Nursing

0.5%

Management

0.4%

Pharmacy

0.3%

Medical Technician

0.3%

Physiology And Anatomy

0.2%

Gerontology

0.2%
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Degrees

Other

27.5%

Associate

21.0%

License

19.6%

Bachelors

12.9%

Certificate

8.2%

Masters

5.6%

Diploma

4.8%

Doctorate

0.4%
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