These short programs also frequently help you achieve the understanding needed to pass the national exam (NCLEX) that leads to officially becoming an LPN or LVN.
In some states, experienced licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses oversee and direct other LPNs or LVNs and unlicensed medical staff.
Becoming a licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse (LPN or LVN) requires completing an approved educational program. LPNs and LVNs also must have a license.
The National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) exam is a nursing examination. It is required by each state that individuals pass the examination to receive the licensure to become an LPN or LVN. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing is responsible for developing and administering the exam.