LVN programs educate and train individuals to become Licensed Vocational Nurses or LVNs. Becoming an LVN is actually considered to be an entry level into the field of nursing and may be taken by individuals who want to test the waters first before taking a more comprehensive nursing program.

Nursing Colleges » Nursing Programs » Vocational Nursing (LVN) Programs

California Vocational Nursing (LVN) Programs
Maine Vocational Nursing (LVN) Programs
Texas Vocational Nursing (LVN) Programs

Also referred to as LPNs or Licensed Practical Nurses, LVNs can take on a wide range of duties and responsibilities include providing basic and non-invasive care for patients, administering medications, taking vital signs of patients, gathering information about the patients and assisting patients with their activities of daily living. They can work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, clinics, doctor's offices, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation facilities.

LVN programs are offered by many nursing schools today, both online and at campus, and the only requirement to get into one would be a high school diploma or a GED. Applicants may also be required to pass an entrance exam which covers science, math and English subjects. After completing an LVN program, an individual can then start practicing or continuing his or her education to have the opportunity to take the NCLEX-RN and become an RN or a registered nurse.