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Accredited Colleges Offering Licensed Vocational Nurse Degrees

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Licensed vocational nurses provide a mixture of basic clinical care and day-to-day assistance to patients in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and residences. They work under the direction of registered nurses and physicians to carry out patients' care plans. On the clinical side, LVNs may take a patient's vital signs, give injections, and help doctors perform particular tests. For daily care, licensed vocational nurses may prepare meals for patients or instruct patients on good health strategies. Depending on where they are employed, some LVNs also perform administrative duties, such as answering the phone or scheduling appointments.

The most common educational preparation for the licensed vocational nursing career is a certificate program. One-year certificate programs are offered by community colleges, vocational schools, and allied health organizations. In these programs, future LVNs learn their clinical competencies through rounds in a healthcare facility; they also spend time in the classroom, studying pharmacology, medical science, and nursing strategies for different patient populations. The title "licensed vocational nurse" is often used interchangeably with the title "licensed practical nurse"; while both types of nurses carry out similar duties and pass a licensing exam, LPNs are nurses who have specifically taken the NCLEX-PN exam.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the job market for licensed vocational nurses will be solid in the coming years as the Baby Boom population ages. This large elderly population will increase the demand for trained LVNs in nursing care facilities and with home healthcare agencies. The middle half of licensed vocational nurses earn $33,000-47,000 a year, with average wage of $39,000.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Licensed Vocational Nurse Degrees
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Institute of Technology Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 46% (22 reviews)
19 Programs, 1 in Licensed Vocational Nurse (view all)
Campuses: Clovis, Modesto, Redding
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Concorde Career Colleges Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 71% (34 reviews)
38 Programs, 1 in Licensed Vocational Nurse (view all)
Campuses: Garden Grove, North Hollywood, San Bernardino, San Diego
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Carrington College California Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 36% (28 reviews)
21 Programs, 1 in Licensed Vocational Nurse (view all)
Campuses: Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, Sacramento, Stockton, ...
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Advanced College
Campuses: South Gate
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American Career College
Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario, Long Beach
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
Blake Austin College
Campuses: Vacaville
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Career Networks Institute
Campuses: Costa Mesa, Orange
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Carrington College California
Campuses: Citrus Heights, Pleasant Hill, Sacramento, Stockton, ...
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 36% (28 reviews)
Concorde Career Colleges
Campuses: Garden Grove, North Hollywood, San Bernardino, San Diego
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 71% (34 reviews)
Glendale Career College
Campuses: Glendale
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Institute of Technology
Campuses: Clovis, Modesto, Redding
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 46% (22 reviews)
InterCoast Colleges
Campuses: Burbank, Carson, Elk Grove, Fairfield, ...
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Pacific College
Campuses: Costa Mesa
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Santa Barbara Business College
Campuses: Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Bakersfield, Ventura, ...
Annual Tuition $11,673 - $12,125 Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
Stanbridge College
Campuses: Irvine
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 74% (19 reviews)
Summit Career College
Campuses: Colton, Anaheim
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Vista College
Campuses: Las Cruces
Annual Tuition $18,050 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews

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