Licensed Vocational Nurse

What does a Licensed Vocational Nurse do?


Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN's) assist in the care of patients with medical problems.­

  • Administer medications, monitor equipment, change dressings, and prepare food trays.
  • Feed, bathe, massage and dress patients, maintain patients' charts, and take temperatures and pulse rates.
  • Private duty LVN's care for a single patient in the home or hospital and may do general housekeeping as well.
  • Prepare the patient for surgery and assist the surgeon in the operating room

    Employers Hiring our Graduates:


  • Desert Regional Medical Center
  • Eisenhower Medical Center
  • Indio Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
  • California Nursing & Rehab Center

    Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN's) work in hospitals, both public and private, in nursing and convalescent homes, in medical clinics and for health service agencies, government agencies such as the Peace Corps, and in the military.  Some are self-employed working through nursing agencies for private duty service.

    Web Resources:


    EDD Labor Market Information


    Occupational Outlook Handbook




    Course Content:

    The CNEI nursing program prepares students to perform the rewarding work of caring for patients and assisting physicians.  The program includes the following subjects:


    Beginning Patient Care

    Fundamentals of Nursing

    Medical Surgical Nursing

    Specialty Area Nursing

    Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

    Leadership & Management in Nursing




    At the conclusion of the course the student is eligible to take the State Examination for Licensed Vocational Nurse.


    Cost: $29,500.  Includes books and supplies.


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    Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training



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