An LVN is a licensed vocational nurse is the same as LPN or Licensed Practical Nurse, in much of other states of America as well as Canada. LVN is a nurse who cares for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled. Here in United States, LVNs/ LPNs work under the direction of physicians, mid-level practitioners, and registered nurses in doctor’s office, out-patient surgery, home health or community nursing, post-acute care or sub-acute hospitals and skilled nursing facilities or convalescent homes and hospitals.

The Vocational Nurse (VN) Program provides students with the theory, skills laboratory, and clinical experiences that will serve as preparation for an entry-level position as LVN. Upon successful completion of the training, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate competencies in direct patient-care activities in hospitals and in community-based health care agencies.

2. Demonstrate ethical and caring behaviors while providing nursing care.

3. Register and sit for the NCLEX-PN examination. Upon passing this exam, the student will be eligible for employment as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

The clinical assignments of the program provide students with actual hands-on experiences in providing nursing care to clients of all ages, ethnic and cultural groups, as well as stages of wellness/illness in hospitals or other care agencies affiliated with Nurses’ Development Center, Inc. In addition, the clinical atmosphere will enable the student to observe, first-hand, behaviors that are crucial to employability in those agencies. The conceptual framework from which the curriculum evolves utilizes the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Watson’s Theory of Caring and the nursing process.