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Licensed Practical Nurses or Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN or LVN)

LPNs or LVNs have one to two years of technical training. They assist RNs (see definition of Registered Nurses) with data collection, care planning and monitoring residents’ conditions. They are licensed to administer medications and treatments, transcribe physician orders, etc. Most of the licensed nurses working in nursing homes are LPNs or LVNs, especially on the evening and night shifts.

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