Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic nursing care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.
- Education Requirements: must complete an approved educational program. These programs award a certificate or diploma and typically take about 1 year to complete, but may take longer
- Soft Skills: compassion, detail oriented and interpersonal skills
- Average Annual Salary: $44,000
- 3 in state schools: Blue Mountain Community College (Pendleton, OR), Chemeketa Community College (Salem, OR), Oregon Coast Community College (Newport, OR)
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