Where will I work?
Licensed Vocational Nurses work in hospitals, clinics, doctors’ offices, nursing and long-term care facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, emergency medical centers, private homes, and group homes. As the U.S. population ages, the overall need for healthcare is expected to increase. This trend will lead to increased employment of licensed vocational nurses in hospitals, physicians' offices, and other healthcare settings.Employment for this important career is expected to grow by as much as 21% between 2008 and 2018.U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11
The median wage in 2012 for Licensed Vocational Nurses in California was $51,760 annually, or $24.88 hourly. The median is the point at which half of the workers earn more and half earn less.
Benefits usually include vacation, sick leave, medical and dental insurance, and retirement plans.
What is the Job Outlook?
Growth in the employment of LVNs is in response to the long-term care needs of a rapidly growing elderly population and the general growth of healthcare. Replacement needs will be a major source of job openings as workers leave the occupation. Nursing homes will offer the most new jobs for LVNs as the number of aged and disabled people who need long-term care rises. Hospitals are continually under pressure to lower costs and are progressively using more LVNs in place of registered nurses. Increasingly, LVNs will also find jobs outside the traditional hospital setting as healthcare delivery changes.
In California, the number of Licensed Vocational Nurses is expected to grow faster than average growth rate for all occupations. Jobs for Licensed Vocational Nurses are expected to increase by 22.5 percent, or 14,500 jobs between 2010 and 2020.
Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2012
Will I need a State License?
The law requires Vocational Nurses be BVNPT licensed to work. To get the LVN license it′s required to pass a licensing examination after completing a State-approved Vocational Nursing program. Students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN licensure examination to become licensed after completion of the CES College VN program.
Program Information Disclosure
Program is accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Passage of the NCLEX-PN exam is required for licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and for employment in California. Click here for license examination pass rate information.
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