Licensed Practical Nurses

Employment for LPNs is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. A growing elderly population requiring long-term health care is the primary factor for the demand of qualified LPNs. Traditionally, hospitals have provided the most job opportunities for LPNs. However, this source will only provide a moderate number of openings in the future. Inpatient population is not expected to increase significantly. Also, in many hospitals, certified nursing attendants are increasingly taking over many of the duties of LPNs.

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