LPN/LVN
If you want a career in nursing, a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program is the quickest way to get started.
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Course Length
9–12 months
Expected Salary
$29k–$50k
Benefits
Varied experience
Exposure to different fields and environments can help you find out what you love to do.
Learning
You’ll get invaluable experience working with doctors and other healthcare professionals.

What you’ll learn

Your studies will include the following classes, exams and practical training.

Core Classes

Anatomy, physiology and general education are some of the subjects you’ll study.

Hands-on experience

As part of your curriculum, you’ll work in a lab and practice in a clinic or other healthcare facility.

Take the NCLEX-PN
Before you can practice, you need to pass this standardized exam set by the Board of Nursing in every state. It’s designed to make sure you’re ready to work as an entry-level nurse.
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What you’ll do
You’ll work with doctors and Registered Nurses in healthcare facilities, across a wide range of disciplines.

Patient care

Your duties will include monitoring patients, administering medication, collecting data and performing other hands-on tasks.

Where you’ll work
  • Hospitals
  • Doctor's offices
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Nursing homes
Did you know
LPN/LVN jobs are expected to increase 16% by 2024.

How to get ahead

One of the best things about being a nurse? You’ll never stop learning. You’ll have opportunities to grow from the day you start your career.

Continue your education
Most of the places you’ll work will offer courses that keep your skills sharp and your knowledge up to date.
Get an ADN/ASN
An Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is the next step up the nursing career ladder.
Get a BSN
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) will earn you more responsibilities and more opportunities.
Take the next step on your nursing journey.
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