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It only takes about a year through an accredited educational program to become an Licensed Practical Nurse or Licenced Vocational nurse. Community colleges and technical or trade schools usually offer LPN/LVN programs. Students generally start working within two years of beginning their schooling.
“How Do I Become an LPN or LVN?”
Livensed Vocational Nursing programs are a blend of classroom and clinical. Classroom courses will include subjects such as biology, pharmacology and nursing. Once their nursing program is complete the student then will take the licensing exam called National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. From there, once they have completed their degree and license.
For many, becoming an LPN/LVN is a stepping stone used toward career advancement and furthering their education by becoming registered nurses and beyond.
Schools Offering LPN/LVN Courses
“The board of nursing in each state defines the scope of practice for a licensed practical nurse/licensed vocational nurse (LPN/LVN) and registered nurse (RN). The title LPN or LVN is used depending on the state in which the nurse practices.” – Everest College