Becoming A Licensed Vocational Nurse

If you're looking for a financially rewarding and meaningful career, then the nursing profession can offer just that. Enrolling in a vocational nursing program would be a good first step towards a career in nursing. By enrolling in a vocational nursing program you can get an associate degree in nursing or become a LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse.

According to the American Nurses Association, the graduate of a vocational nursing program receives an average salary of about $35,000. So not only will you be building personal financial stability but you'll also be holding a job where you are able to touch the lives of people every day.

At the moment, there is a shortage of qualified vocational nurses in the country and reports estimate that this shortage can easily double maybe even triple in the next coming years so enrolling in a vocational nursing program would be a smart decision. Many opportunities will be waiting for you in different healthcare organizations nationwide and overseas after you graduate from a vocational nursing program.

Generally, a vocational nursing program has a three-semester up to a four-semester coursework. Some schools even offer programs that accelerate the period of study wherein students are able to complete their education in less than twelve months.

While the length of study is a major consideration for some individuals, what should be a more important factor to consider is the quality of education offered by your chosen vocational nursing program. The quality of your education will make all the difference in whether you will be able to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.

Therefore, you should choose your vocational nursing program carefully. Make sure your school is state-approved and has received the proper accreditation to provide a proper vocational nursing program. Do your research and learn about the school, its programs, curriculum, pass rate, environment, student life and so on before enrolling.

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