Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Education Required

After completing a state-approved educational program, prospective LPNs and LVNs must pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). For more information on the NCLEX-PN, visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

Career Setting

What is this job like?

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), also known as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in some states, is a healthcare professional who provides direct patient care under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) or physicians. LPNs work in various healthcare settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and home healthcare. Click to explore more occupational details:

Licensed Practical Nurse