As you research the difference between LPN and LVN programs, you might not know which to choose if you’re considering entering a program.
To put it simply, LVN and LPN programs are the same.
Some places use one term and some use the other. So don’t be nervous when researching the two. California and Texas primarily use LVN, where most other states use LPN.
Regardless of letters, both programs help you succeed on the NCLEX-PN exam. The completion of LPN or LVN programs, along with passing this exam, will give you everything you need for a lucrative healthcare career.
Why Consider LPN/ LVN Programs
If you are not sure what the job entails, then we have some information for you. Becoming a licensed vocational nurse or a licensed practical nurse is something that you should consider if the idea of healthcare interests you at all.
LPN/LVN programs cost much less than medical school and usually takes less time to complete. Instead of spending thousands of dollars and hours in a classroom, you could already have your license and be enjoying a career as a licensed vocational nurse/licensed practical nurse.
Things You’ll Learn in LPN/ LVN Programs
- Recording Vital Signs
- Administering medications
- Collecting Samples for Routine Lab Tests
- Assisting Physicians with Patient Examinations
- Recording Patient History and Personal Information
- Administering Injections or Medications (as permitted by state law)
- Patient Education
Careers After Completing an LVN/LPN Program
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, LVN held 719,900 jobs in 2014.
This figure is expected to grow to record numbers between 2014 and 2024. Healthcare continues to be one of the most crucial industries in our society. Due to changing policies and the aging baby boomer population, LVN programs will become even more desirable.
As an LVN or LPN, you’ll be able to find work in any most healthcare facilities, including.
- Telecommute Healthcare Services
- Employment Services
- Community Care Facilities for Elderly Patients
- Public and Private Educational Services
- Outpatient Care Centers
- Employment at Federal, State, and Local Government Agencies
You can learn more about LVN programs by contacting our department directly so we can answer any question you may have.