Licensed Vocation Nurses/Licensed Practical Nurses. or LVN/LPN’s, practice in all types of healthcare settings from hospitals, retail clinics, nursing homes, medical offices, ambulatory care centers, community health centers to schools. They also provide care in many other not-so-normal locations like homeless shelters, prisons, camps, sporting events and even tourist destinations.
Some of the responsibilities of the LVN/LPN may include: Performing physical exams and taking a patient’s medical history, provide education and counseling to the patient and family, wound care, administer medications, make critical decisions about necessary actions, coordinate with other team members in the facility, direct and supervise care and so much more.
There are many specialties available for nurses in today’s healthcare field as well. A few of the specialties are:
Long Term Care
And this is only a few of the many specialties available for the LPN/LVN to pursue. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics nursing is one of the top 10 occupations with the largest job growth. Licensed Vocational Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse travel jobs and assignments are readily available in every state and the specialty list continues to grow as well.