Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) often work in a non-hospital medical setting such as hospice, medical clinic, rehabilitation center, dialysis center, or conduct home visits to provide health care. They administer prescribed medications, start intravenous fluids, measure and record vital signs, and chart a patient’s progress. They often assemble and use equipment such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, and oxygen suppliers. They also frequently help patients with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking.
| Link: Texas Board of Nursing
| Link: Bureau of Labor Statistics – LVN
Degree Type: Certification
County: Travis, Williamson, and Hays
free information session
Classes offered at Austin Community College.
Degree or certification average completion time is 2.5 years or less.
Classes offered at Temple College.
A professional toolset provided (applied technology) -OR- a uniform of scrubs and stethoscope provided (healthcare)
Good communicator, team player, empathetic, flexible, good time management, trained in nursing, rehabilitation, home care, acute care, and long-term care