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ADVANCED LICENSED PRACTICAL/ VOCATIONAL NURSE

HEALTHCARE

Vocational nurses work in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical and healthcare facilities to provide basic medical care to patients. Typically, LVNs work under the guidance of a registered nurse, physician's assistant and/or doctor.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Advanced Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurse are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Vocational ethics
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Math of dosage
  • Nursing fundamentals
  • Nutrition
  • Growth and development
  • Introduction to pharmacology
  • Diet therapy
  • Maternal and child care nursing
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Nursing care of the medical-surgical patient

Career Options

Program graduates go on to work in a variety of health care settings including retirement homes, private hospitals, mental health facilities, physician offices, and home healthcare facilities.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Comply with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check and completion of a training program meeting federal content requirements.
  • Complete six months’ full-time work experience in addition to training.
  • Complete one of Job Corps' basic Heath Care career technical training program.
  • Possess state certification as a nurse assistant.
  • Submit letters of recommendation from Job Corps health and wellness personnel.
  • Submit letters of recommendation from Job Corps staff and any previous health-related employment.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Register with the state regulatory authority.
  • Be at least 18 or 21 years old. (varies by state)
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a clean criminal record. (varies by state)
  • Provide two references (e.g., career technical training instructor and work-based learning supervisor).
  • Be at least 17½ years old.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
  • Have a clean criminal record.
  • Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Healthcare training program can earn nationally recognized credentials from the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) and a state-issued credential/license.

Advanced Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurse Numbers to Know

$44K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Organizational skills
Physical strength
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Physical endurance
Steady hands and fingers
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Concern for others
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Communication skills
Honesty
Organizational skills
Persistence
Physical strength
Quick decision-making skills
Ability to multitask
Communication skills
Concern for others
Physical endurance
Quick decision-making skills
Stress tolerance


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