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

TitleTrends in Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse Education and Licensure Examinations, 1998 to 2013
Publication TypeIssue Brief
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsCoffman, J.., K. Chan, and T. Bates
PublisherUCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
Place PublishedSan Francisco
Keywordseducation, licensure, LPN, LVN, practical, vocational
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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.

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