This major is a program that prepares individuals to assist in providing general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist.
Includes instruction in taking patient vital signs, applying sterile dressings, patient health education and assistance with examinations and treatment.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Major (use the College Search feature and enter "licensed practical" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Major?
As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) you will work closely with registered nurses (RNs) and doctors as you provide patients with basic nursing care. You may work in a wide range of healthcare settings including doctor’s offices, urgent care centers, and hospitals.
Your job responsibilities as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) are basically the same as an LPN. The only difference is that states across the country refer to this entry-level area of nursing in different ways.
Organizations in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- National Association of Licensed Practical Nurses
- American Nurses Association
- American Board of Nursing Specialties
- National Student Nurses Association
- Nurses Peer Support Network
- Association for Nursing Professional Development
- Travel Nursing
- National Association of School Nurses
Publications/Magazines in Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training