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Vocational Nursing Program

The Diploma in Vocational Nursing program at the Baptist Health System School of Health Professions prepares students with entry-level skills for the practice of vocational nursing in the care of patients across the life span with commonly occurring predictable health needs in a variety of health care settings.

What is an LVN? 

An LVN (licensed vocational nurse) is a nursing professional with certification in vocational nursing. The LVN provides nursing care at the direction of physicians and/or registered nurses. Entry-level skills provide the basis to care for patients across the life span with commonly occurring health needs in a variety of healthcare settings.

LVN Employment Outlook

Employment areas may include acute care settings (hospitals), long-term care (nursing homes), physician offices, home health and clinics. 

Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 6 percent from 2021 to 2031. The median annual wage for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses was $48,070 in May 2021. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses. 

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.

LVN Program Details

Participate in activities that as a member of the profession promote quality health care and the development of vocational nursing practice.

NCLEX Pass Rates

Upon completion of the nursing program, graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science and are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

NCLEX-RN pass rates for the last five years can be found here