Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Career Cluster:Health Science
What they do: 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.
On the job, you would:
Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration.
Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
medicine and dentistry
Math and Science
arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
looking for ways to help people
changing what is done based on other people's actions
keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
do two or more things at the same time
pay attention to something without being distracted
Hand and Finger Use
hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
notice when problems happen
make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
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