Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses
Also called: Charge Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Office Nurse
In the Army: Practical Nursing Specialist
What they do:Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
On the job, you would:
- Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
- Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
- Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
Math and Science
Arts and Humanities
Ideas and Logic
Hand and Finger Use
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
You might use software like this on the job:
Office suite software
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