Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Are you interested in the medical field and passionate about helping others? Are you a team player, detail-oriented and have an open mindset? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse training program. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Provide basic medical care under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses 
  • Perform medical care tasks, including changing bandages and inserting catheters 
  • Monitor patient health 
  • Discuss care with patients 
  • Report on patient status and concern to doctors and nurses 


Some of the career options you will have ...

Individuals with their licensed practical/vocational nurse credentials often work with doctors and registered nurses in hospitals and physicians’ offices to perform important health care tasks.  

Licensed practical/vocational nurses are required to pass a state licensing exam in order to practice as a licensed practical/vocational nurse. On the job, this position requires integrity, dependability, attention to detail, concern for others and cooperation. 

Many individuals pursue further education, such as earning their registered nurse credentials or bachelor’s degree in nursing. 


The credentials you will earn ...

In the Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse program, you will earn nationally recognized credentials and a state-issued credential/license. 

  • LVPN state certification 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 
  • Compliance with state requirements that may involve a criminal background check 


* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.