Advanced Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurse
Vocational nurses work in hospitals, nursing homes and other medical and healthcare facilities to provide basic medical care to patients. Typically, LVNs work under the guidance of a registered nurse, physician's assistant and/or doctor.
Students in Advanced Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurse are trained in the following subject areas:
- Vocational ethics
- Anatomy and physiology
- Math of dosage
- Nursing fundamentals
- Growth and development
- Introduction to pharmacology
- Diet therapy
- Maternal and child care nursing
- Pediatric nursing
- Mental health nursing
- Nursing care of the medical-surgical patient
Before entering the program, students must:
- Complete one of Job Corps' basic Heath Care career technical training program.
- Possess state certification as a nurse assistant.
- Submit letters of recommendation from Job Corps health and wellness personnel.
- Submit letters of recommendation from Job Corps staff and any previous health-related employment.
- Be at least 17½ years old.
- Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
- Have a positive behavior record with no major incidents in the past 90 days.
- Have a clean criminal record.
- Complete a successful phone, in-person, or videoconference interview.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
- Ability to multitask
- Communication skills
- Concern for others
- Physical endurance
- Quick decision-making skills
- Stress tolerance
Advanced Licensed Practical/ Vocational Nurse Numbers to Know
National average earning potential for this career
Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.
Centers offering training in this program