Licensed Vocational Nurse / LPN
A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is an entry-level nurse who is eligible to provide healthcare in hospitals, community centers, aged-care homes, convalescent homes, doctor’s surgeries and other medical services.
The only states in America that use the term licensed vocational nurse are California and Texas. Such nurses are referred to as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) by every other state and Canada. The same responsibilities extend to both LVN and LPN nursing.
The State must license skilled nurses to practice nursing. Including newborn babies to senior citizens, they will then provide treatment to people of all ages. It gives a professional skilled nurse a lot of choices on whether he or she wants to work.
Nevertheless, these young nurses will still be monitored by a physician or Registered Nurse (RN) with more experience. LVNs provide their patients with both physical and emotional support, but due to their background, their medical duties are minimal.
A licensed vocational nurse is generally approved to draw a patient’s blood, administer their drugs and perform other general nursing duties. Some LVNs are assigned to clean and bathe patients, change wounds and dressings, take temperature from the patient and monitor vital signs.
A licensed vocational nurse is very common to work closely on a ward with less experienced Qualified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Qualified Medical Assistants (CMAs), but both of these young nurses are directed by seasoned RNs.