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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses - 29-2061.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Charge Nurse
  • Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (Clinic LPN)
  • Clinic Nurse
  • Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse (Home Health LPN)
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  • Office Nurse
  • Pediatric LPN (Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse)
  • Private Duty Nurse
  • Radiation Oncology Nurse
  • Triage LPN (Triage Licensed Practical Nurse)

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

Tasks

  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
  • Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
  • Apply compresses, ice bags, or hot water bottles.
  • Assemble and use equipment, such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, or oxygen suppliers.
  • Assist in delivery, care, or feeding of infants.
  • Clean rooms and make beds.
  • Collect samples, such as blood, urine, or sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.
  • Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary.
  • Help patients with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking.
  • Inventory and requisition supplies and instruments.
  • Make appointments, keep records, or perform other clerical duties in doctors' offices or clinics.
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration.
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Prepare or examine food trays for conformance to prescribed diet.
  • Prepare patients for examinations, tests, or treatments and explain procedures.
  • Provide basic patient care or treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging, or performing catheterizations.
  • Provide medical treatment or personal care to patients in private home settings, such as cooking, keeping rooms orderly, seeing that patients are comfortable and in good spirits, or instructing family members in simple nursing tasks.
  • Record food and fluid intake and output.
  • Set up equipment and prepare medical treatment rooms.
  • Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
  • Supervise nurses' aides or assistants.
  • Wash and dress bodies of deceased persons.
  • Work as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
  • Administer intravenous medications.
  • Analyze quantitative data to determine effectiveness of treatments or therapies.
  • Apply bandages, dressings, or splints.
  • Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments.
  • Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities.
  • Clean medical equipment or facilities.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Collect biological specimens from patients.
  • Explain medical procedures or test results to patients or family members.
  • Maintain inventory of medical supplies or equipment.
  • Maintain medical facility records.
  • Manage preparation of special meals or diets.
  • Measure the physical or physiological attributes of patients.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Order medical supplies or equipment.
  • Perform clerical work in medical settings.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Prepare patients physically for medical procedures.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Schedule patient procedures or appointments.
  • Sterilize medical equipment or instruments.
  • Supervise patient care personnel.
  • Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions.
  • Train patients, family members, or caregivers in techniques for managing disabilities or illnesses.
  • Treat patients using physical therapy techniques.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Aeromedical Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Nurse Midwife (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Aerospace Medical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Allergy/immunology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Apprentice, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Craftsman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Allergy/immunology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Helper, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/Immunization Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Allergy/immunology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Flight and Operational Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Independent Duty Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Journeyman, Neurodiagnostic Medical Technician (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Aerospace Medical Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Army Public Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Critical Care (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Emergency/Trauma (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Obstetrical (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Nurse, Staff Development (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Clinical Specialist, Nursing (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Combat Medic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Critical Care Nurse (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Critical Care Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency Nursing (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Emergency/Trauma Nurse (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Flight Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Generalist Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Health Services Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hemodialysis Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hemodialysis/Apheresis Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hospital Corpsman Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Hospitalman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Medical Surgical Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Mental Health Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Nurse Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecologic Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operating Room Nurse (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Operating Room Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Opthalmic Surgical Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Orthopedic Cast Room Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Orthopedic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Orthopedic Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Perioperative Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Perioperative Nurse (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Practical Nurse (Army - Enlisted)
  • Practical Nursing Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Professional Registered Nurse (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Surgical Service (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Apprentice, Orthopedics (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Apprentice, Otolaryngology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Apprentice, Urology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Craftsman, Orthopedics (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Craftsman, Otolaryngology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Craftsman, Urology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Helper, Orthopedics (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Helper, Otolaryngology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Helper, Urology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Journeyman, Orthopedics (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Journeyman, Otolaryngology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Journeyman, Urology (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Surgical Service Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Urology Technician (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Nurse, Licensed Practical

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Nurse, Licensed Practical