Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide direct patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse or a licensed physician. Vocational Nurses provide individual- and family-centered nursing care, and help assess the basic physical, emotional, spiritual, and sociocultural needs of the patient.
Vocational Nursing professionals are employed in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physicians' offices, clinics, correctional facilities and home health care agencies.
Vocational Nurses routinely perform a variety of important tasks, including:
- Monitoring patients’ health and vital signs (for example, by checking blood pressure).
- Providing basic patient care, including administering medications and injections, changing bandages and inserting catheters.
- Providing for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress.
- Discussing the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns.
- Reporting patients’ status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors.
- Recording patient health and medical information.
- Other important health care tasks.
The Vocational Nursing program at Glendale Career College can provide you with the health care knowledge and training required to begin a career as a Vocational Nurse working in a medical office, clinic, doctor's office, HMO, rehabilitation center, hospital and other health care facilities.
*GCC cannot guarantee employment.
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