Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Contemporary Practical and Vocational Nursing Care

May 1, 2021

Contemporary Practical and Vocational Nursing Care

As shown, the existence of the LPN/LVN in the health care delivery system is not new. What is new is the expansion of the LPN/LVN’s role and responsibilities from bathing patients and doing light housekeeping to performing skilled tasks needed to provide health care to people along the wellness-illness continuum.

The ongoing evolution of the role is influenced by the various state nurse practice acts, individual changes within the health care agencies, the availability of health care workers, and the needs of patients. LPN/LVNs are finding careers in hospitals, clinics, outpatient agencies, home health agencies, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, physician offices, and the military services.