[Brief] Trends in Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse Education and Licensure Examinations, 1998 to 2013

Title[Brief] Trends in Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse Education and Licensure Examinations, 1998 to 2013
Publication TypeIssue Brief
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsCoffman, Janet M., Chan Krista, and Bates Timothy
InstitutionUCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
CitySan Francisco
Series Title

Policy Briefs

Keywordseducation, licensure, LPN, LVN, practical, vocational
Abstract

Introduction/Background:

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), referred to as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in some states, are the second-largest health care occupation that requires postsecondary education. More LPNs work in long-term care (LTC) than in any other sector. Demand for LPNs is projected to grow substantially over the coming decades, particularly among LTC providers. One-third of LPNs are over age 50 years, prompting questions about whether the supply of newly licensed LPNs will be adequate to meet demand.

URLhttp://healthworkforce.ucsf.edu/sites/healthworkforce.ucsf.edu/files/BRIEF_TrendsLPN_EducationLicensure.pdf
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