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Many analysts agree that the job market will only become more competitive in the coming years, yet in 2012, The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected that employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 25% by 2022.
For registered nurses and licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, these rates were a bit higher, but still very low, at 1.
BLS expects much faster than average growth of employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses over the 2008-18 decade.
The AFGE Nurse Steering Committee plays a key role in educating the public about registered nurses, nurse practitioners, licensed practical nurses, licensed vocational nurses and nursing assistants in the federal sector," said AFGE District 8 National Vice President Jane Nygaard.
California faces shortages of more than 100,000 registered or professional nurses and 25,000 licensed vocational nurses by 2010.
Licensed vocational nurses and nurse assistants handle up to 14 to 16 patients during a shift.
In the coming years, the need for licensed vocational nurses is expected to increase 25%, much faster than the general job market, and with a new LVN class starting this June, there's never been a better time to embark on a rewarding career in the nursing field.
has received a $30,000 grant from the San Diego Foundation's Work and Health Fund for the Success in Nursing through Access, Remediation and Enrichment Project Funds will be used to provide instructional equipment and monetary incentives to assist licensed vocational nurses to train an additional year and qualify to become licensed as registered nurses.
While programs vary per campus, the curriculum at ACC centers on training individuals to enter the health care industry in a number of professions including; Licensed Vocational Nurses, Pharmacy Technicians, Respiratory Therapists, Dental Assistants and more.
This Monday morning, both young women will walk back inside the hospital in uniform to begin their careers as licensed vocational nurses.
The school also offers currently licensed vocational nurses the chance to earn their IV therapy certification, verifying their ability to perform one of the most important tasks performed by a nurse.
Some hospitals have sought to use licensed vocational nurses, rather than RNs, to meet the ratio law.