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Fact Sheet

BOARD OF VOCATIONAL NURSING AND PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIANS
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite: 205
Sacramento, California 95833
Telephone: (916) 263-7800
Fax: (916) 263-7859
http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov

LICENSED VOCATIONAL NURSE - FACT SHEET

What is a licensed vocational nurse(LVN)?

  • An entry-level health care provider who is
    responsible for rendering basic nursing care.
  • A vocational nurse practices under the direction of a physician or registered nurse. The licensee is not an independent practitioner

What are the curricular requirements for an LVN?

  • 1,530 Total Hours
576 Theory Hours*
954 Clinical Hours
* Inlcudes Pharmacology - 54 Hours.
  • Program Length:
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
12-14 Months of Training
18-20 Months of Training

What is the course content for an LVN program?

  • Anatomy/Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Communication
  • Normal Growth
    and Development
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Nursing Process
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Patient Education
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Communicable Disease including Human
  • Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Leadership
  • Supervision

Where are Vocational Nursing Programs located?

  • Community Colleges
45 (47.0%)
  • Adult Education includes High Schools
24 (25.0%)
  • Private Schools
17 (18.0%)
  • Regional Occupational
    Centers
7 (7.0%)
  • U.S. Armed Forces
2 (2.0%)
  • Hospitals
1 (1.0%)
Total 96

Where are LVNs employed?

  • Acute Medical/
    Surgical Hospitals
  • Convalescent Hospitals (Long-Term Care, Skilled Nursing)
  • Home Care Agencies
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Doctor's Offices
  • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Dialysis Centers
  • Blood Banks
  • Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Vocational Nursing Programs

What is the typical salary range of an LVN?

  • $18-$24 per hourr
  • $42,000-plus per year