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Licensed Practical Nurses
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), a specialty of the nursing profession, are sometimes called licensed vocational nurses. LPNs are trained to assist in the care and treatment of patients. They may assist registered nurses and physicians or work under various other circumstances. They perform many of the general duties of nursing and may be responsible for some clerical duties. LPNs work in hospitals, public health agencies, nursing homes, or in home health. Approximately 705,200 licensed practical nurses are employed in the United States.