Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

$48.82K Median Salary 66.3K Job Openings (Annual Projection) 10.7% Job Growth

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About This Career

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

Reported Job Titles

Charge Nurse, Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC LPN), Clinic Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Practical Nurse, Clinic Nurse (LPN, Clinic Nurse), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Office Nurse, Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN), Private Duty Nurse, Triage Licensed Practical Nurse (TRIAGE LPN)

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Spirometers or its accessories or its suppliesNebulizer or accessoriesHypodermic needleIntravenous or arterial infusion single port bags or containersPatient stabilization or fall prevention devices or accessoriesPatient care beds or accessories for specialty careGlucose monitors or metersRestraint vests and jacketsIntravenous or arterial extension tubingCardiac output CO monitoring units or accessoriesOrthopedic traction hardware or weightsHead or neck traction suppliesExtremity restraintsMedical incision drainsMedical suction or vacuum appliancesPeripheral intravenous catheters for general useIntravenous or arterial tubing adapters or connectors or locks or caps or protectorsRespiratory monitoring kits or its accessoriesRestraint straps or buckles or accessories or suppliesIntravenous infusion pumps for general useAutomated external defibrillators AED or hard paddlesElectronic stethoscopes or accessoriesNeedleless intravenous injection syringe set or injection cannulaIntermittent positive pressure breathing IPPB machinesPatient lifts or accessoriesCanes or cane accessoriesApnea monitors or accessoriesNasogastric tubesMedical gas cylinders or related devicesPulse oximeter unitsDial calibrated intravenous flowmeters or regulatorsPatient shifting boards or accessoriesTuberculin syringesOstomy appliancesNeedleless vial or bag withdrawal cannulas or adapters or decantersBlood transfusion filters or screens or accessoriesCrutches or crutch accessoriesVascular or compression apparel or supportMedical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic usePerfusion oxygen or hematocrit saturation monitors or accessoriesHemodialysis unitsMedical acoustic stethoscope or accessoryContinuous passive motion CPM devices or accessoriesMercury blood pressure unitsKnee brace or supportCervical collars or neck bracesEnema kits or accessoriesPatient controlled analgesia infusion pumpsLeg traction suppliesTracheostomy tubesMedical oxygen tubing or connectorsUrinary catheterization kitHematology analyzersTherapeutic heating or cooling blankets or drapesWalkers or rollatorsFull body restraintsClinical trapeze barsNeedle protectorsVacuum blood collection tubes or containersSuture removal kits or trays or packs or setsAnalgesic infusion sets or kitsTranscutaneous electric nerve stimulation unitsMedical syringe without needleMedical oxygen masks or partsOxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its suppliesCapillary or hematocrit tubesElectrocardiography EKG transmitter or telemetry or accessoriesWheelchairsElectrocardiography EKG unitsLancetsAbdominal bindersElectronic blood pressure unitsNotebook computersTourniquetsDesktop computersButterfly needlesWalking bracesPersonal computersTablet computers