Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses:

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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $41,540.00
Average Time to Fill 48 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 12,509
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.21 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Customer Service
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Oral Communication
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting and Caring for Others

Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Administer first aid
Provide in home patient care
Administer intravenous medications
Treat dental problems or diseases
Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Provide care for mentally ill or special needs individuals
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Assist individuals with mental or social disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Attend to patient's personal care
Apply traction to patients
Conduct behavior modification
Assist individuals with dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, or other daily activities
Assist individuals with physical disabilities, handicaps, or illnesses
Feed food to individuals
Fit patients for prosthetic or assistive devices
Operate therapeutic medical instruments or equipment
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Treat medical condition of patient
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Administer enemas, irrigations, or douches to patients
Assist patients in performing breathing exercises
Perform emergency medical procedures
Implement nutritional practices and techniques
Assist practitioners in examining, evaluating, or treating patients

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Care Planning
Infection Control
Long-Term Care
Clinical Experience
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification

Related Licensing Requirements

Temporary LPN Permit (18-0000000132)

IC 25-23-1-10.5 Temporary permits Sec. 10.5. (a) The board may issue a temporary permit to practice as a nurse to a nurse licensed to practice in another state or territory of the United States, who has applied to the board for licensure by endorsement and submitted proof of current licensure to the board. The permit is valid for ninety (90) days after issuance or upon denial of licensure by the board. The permit may be renewed by the board, for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, if, in the determination of the board, it is not possible to complete the application process in that time period. (b) Persons holding a temporary permit to practice as a nurse are subject to the disciplinary provisions of this chapter and IC 25-1-9n the practice of practical nursing as determined by the board. (b) The applicant must pass an examination in such subjects as the board may determine.(c) The board may establish by rule under IC 4-22-2 application procedures and requirements for the issuance of temporary permits under this section.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)

Certified Nurse's Aide (18-0000000045)

The Indiana State Department of Health issues certificates for nurse aide (CNA), home health aide, and qualified medical assistant (QMA). To work in a nursing home as a CNA, an application for certification must be filed with the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry. This is done through the training program or a nursing home employer.

- Indiana State Department of Health~Division of Acute Care (3172337351)

Licensed Practical Nurse (18-0000000042)

A practical nurse works directly under the supervision of a licensed health practitioner, such as a physician or a registered nurse. A candidate for the license to practice as a licensed practical nurse must: Have completed either the curriculum and graduation requirements of a state-accredited program of practical nursing or a nursing education program in a foreign country that has been deemed by the board as substantially equivalent to a board-approved program. Be physically, mentally, and professionally capable to safely engage in the practice of nursing. Pass the board-administered examination. Not have been convicted of a crime or have been subject to disciplinary action that would have a direct bearing on the candidate's ability to practice competently. Pay all examination and registration fees

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~Indiana State Board of Nursing (3172342043)

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