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LVN 101: What is vocational nursing?

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Do you dream of a career in nursing? The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that opportunities for vocational nurses are growing much faster than the national average for other professions. Employment of vocational nurses is expected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024. Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) work under the direction of RNs and MDs to provide patient care, education, and to keep patient records.

Dallas Nursing Institute’s LVN program is offered in three different schedule formats. Our Vocational Nursing program prepares students for the difficult job of caring for patients as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in many ways, including:

  • Monitoring health through simple vitals checks
  • Performing care procedures, such as changing bandages and inserting catheters
  • Helping patients bathe and dress
  • Providing patient education and mediation between doctors and nurses
  • Keeping accurate health records for each patient

Students who train at DNI learn, through hands-on training and individual guidance, all of the necessary skills for a vocational nurse, including medical terminology, administration tactics, and nursing procedures. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to sit for the NCLEX-PN, the state licensing exam for vocational nursing.

DNI’s LVN job placement rate was 91% in 2014, and our graduates are known for being well prepared with comprehensive nursing and patient care skills.

General requirements for acceptance to the LVN program at Dallas Nursing Institute include*:

  • Minimum scores from the ACT, SAT, or the VN Admission Assessment HESI A2 Exam
  • Completion of an essay, scored by either the program director or a designee
  • Passing of a drug screen and background check

DNI works hard to help students focus on their studies and to ensure each student is working with up-to-date materials. To that end, DNI makes tuition easy by rolling the costs of all books, materials, and equipment into one tuition cost.

If you have a passion for helping people, an interest in medicine and health, and the patience and fortitude needed for a career in nursing, DNI’s LVN program is an excellent way to reach your goal and achieve a rewarding career as a vocational nurse.

To start this exciting journey, request more information online or by calling DNI at 888-201-8806.

*Specific requirements may vary. Please contact the admissions department for a current list of admission requirements.

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