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Licensed Vocational Nurses - LVNs

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) provides nursing care under the supervision of doctors or registered nurses. Jobs are projected to grow by 24% in both Fresno County and in California from 2002 to 2012.

There is an increasing demand for LVNs as hospitals try to lower operating costs by hiring LVNs instead of Registered Nurses. An increase in the aging population needing long term care is also increasing the demand for more LVNs.

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Here's what you need to know to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse in California::

1) Licensing Requirement in California

2) LVN Duties and Responsibilities

3) Show me the money!

4) LVN Schools


How to Become a Licensed Vocational Nurse

1) Licensing Requirement in California

You must be licensed by the Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technician Examiners, Department of Consumer Affairs to practice as a LVN in California.

To be licensed in California, you must:

LVNs must renew their California licenses every 2 years and complete 30 hours of continuing nursing education during each 2-year period.

2) Duties and Responsibilities

A Licensed Vocational Nurse's duties may include:

3) Show me the money!

LVN salaries vary depending on the size of the community, type of hospital, and the type of job. You can expect higher salaries in acute care hospitals and in the big cities.

LVN starting salaries range from $8.00 to $16.00 per hour. Experienced LVNs can expect to earn from $10.00 to $20.00 per hour. A salary of 10-15% more is paid for evening or night shifts.

The median annual salary of Licensed Vocational Nurses in California is $39,000. Hourly wages range from $14 to over $25 per hour. Annual salaries for LVNs range from $30,000 to over $53,000.

4) Licensed Vocational Nursing Schools

If you are interested in pursuing this career, both the Fresno and Clovis Adult Schools offer a board-approved Licensed Vocational Nursing program:

The best way to decide on a school is to gather the information first and then compare them.

The easiest way to do this is to request information from several schools online and compare the info.

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School Phone #
Clovis Adult School 559.327.2860
Fresno Adult School 559.457.6000