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Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) Career Path
Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are health care providers responsible for rendering basic nursing care provided under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.
They provide basic care — taking vital signs, temperature, blood pressure and pulse — and assist with bathing patients, monitoring catheters and applying dressings. Most LVN programs are about a year long and are offered by technical and vocational schools.
How do I become an LVN?
To enter an LVN program you will need a GED or high school diploma. All required prerequisite courses must be completed prior to applying to the program. Program length for full-time students is 12 to 14 months and 18 to 20 months for part-time students. Programs continue to develop, so check the local schools and colleges in San Diego that may offer an LVN course.