Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

What does an LPN do?

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works with Doctors and Registered Nurses to complete certain tasks. Those can include taking patient vitals, giving medications, taking samples, and many more. The duties of an LPN can sometimes overlap those of a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) but and LPN is more highly trained and are qualified to provide more care. An LPN may also oversee CNA’s

What is the Salary?

Salary Estimates

Median Salary

$46,240
$27,744
$46,240
$73,984

Work Environment

Employment 2018

728,900

Employment 2028

807,000

Change

11%

Self-Employed

2%

What Education and Experience is Needed?

Education Level

Postsecondary nondegree award

Related work experience

On-the-job training

None

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Source: Bureau of Labor and Statistics