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Licensed Practical Nurse Work Conditions

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses held about 752,300 jobs in 2010. As shown below, only 12 percent of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses worked in physicians' offices in 2010:

Nursing care facilities 29%
General medical and surgical hospitals; private 15%
Offices of physicians 12%
Home health care services 9%
Community care facilities for the elderly 5%

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses work in settings such as nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians' offices, and private homes. LPNs and LVNs often wear scrubs, a type of medical clothing that usually consists of a V-neck shirt and drawstring pants.

Nurses must often be on their feet for much of the day and may have to help lift patients who have trouble moving in bed, standing, or walking. These duties can be stressful, as can dealing with ill and injured people.

Three-fourths of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses worked full time in 2010. The rest worked part time or on variable schedules. Many LPNs and LVNs work nights, weekends, and holidays because medical care takes place at all hours. They may be required to work shifts of longer than 8 hours.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

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