The LVN has many opportunities in the health care industry. Possible employment areas include the acute care setting (hospitals), long-term care (nursing homes), physicians’ offices, home health, clinics and schools to name a few. Employment of vocational nurses is projected to grow faster than average and the best opportunities will occur in nursing care facilities and home healthcare service (2010-2011, Occupational Outlook Handbook, US Department of Labor) Nursing salaries for Licensed Vocational Nurses in San Antonio, TX average $40,077 (CBSalary.com 2010).
Actual salaries and employment opportunities may vary depending upon geographic location, market employment trends by local area, employer size, employee experience, and employee credentials. Prospective students should research the local employment opportunities as a part of their decision-making processes.
Anatomy & Physiology, 6 to 8 credit hours*
Growth & Development, 3 credit hours
*It is recommended to take a LAB with Anatomy & Physiology if the learner’s goal is to apply to a professional nursing program in the future.
Length: 1 year