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Approximately 697,250 licensed practical nurses are employed in the United States. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that 31 percent of LPNs work in nursing facilities, 14 percent work in hospitals, and 14 percent work in physicians' offices and clinics. Others are employed by home health care agencies, public health agencies, schools, residential care facilities, temporary staffing agencies, and government agencies.

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