what is the difference from a vocational practial nurse then a lpn? Is it that ur just not licensed what?

about salary?

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  1. they are both the same.
    LPN= Licensed (Practice) Nurse
    LVN= Licensed (Vocational) Nurse

    they both go to a vocational school or program to get licensed and certified. they also take the NCLEX-PN exam to become licensed. it;s not the point where they need a college degree. LVN/LPN don’t have a degree in nursing but do have a certificate equivalent.

    some states use one or the other. CA uses LVN more and other eastern states use LPN more.
    salary is the same too.

  2. They are the same thing. My wife is an LPN and while I was in the Navy and we traveled she was a LVN in Texas.

  3. whoknewthecolorcouldbeblue says:

    LPN’s are called LVN’s in only 2 states, I think they are California and Texas. It’s just a different name for the same thing.

    LPN stands for Licensed Practical Nurse.
    LVN stands for Licensed Vocational Nurse.

    The 2 are the same thing. This is like how CNA can mean “Certified Nurse Aide” or “Certified Nurse Assistant”. Same thing, different name.

    To be an LPN/LVN, you have to take part in a state-approved Practical Nursing school, graduate, and then you take the NCLEX-PN which is a national exam for Practical Nurses. IF you pass the NCLEX-PN, you are licensed.