Job Description: Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) assist in caring for sick, injured, convalescing, and disabled individuals under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. LVNs provide basic care such as taking temperatures, checking vital signs, maintaining medical charts, assisting in personal hygiene, etc. They provide nursing care requiring technical knowledge, observe changes in the patients' conditions, and recognize the implications of the changes and either take necessary action directly or report to the medical staff. LVNs administer prescribed medications, give injections, assist physicians in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and assist the health team in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.
Wages - Statewide:
To give you an idea of how much you might earn, we have given you the average hourly wages and average yearly wages for this career throughout California. Wages can vary greatly in different parts of the State.
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Source: California Occupational Employment and Wage Data, 2010
An average of 3340 job openings will be available statewide per year. The number of openings includes both new jobs and replacement openings as workers leave the occupation.
Source: California Occupational Employment Projections 2008 - 2018