Licensed Practical Nursing Job Outlook

Licensed Practical Nursing Job Outlook

Licensed Practical Nursing Job Outlook

You measure patients’ vital signs and dress their bandages. You record patients’ health, keeping treatment teams apprised of key developments. You keep patients comfortable when they’re most vulnerable. You’re a caretaker, a licensed practical nurse. And now, more than ever, your skills are in demand.

LPNs Today

In 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded the employment of 728,900 licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses. Working in every facet of healthcare, LPNs are employed by hospitals, physicians' offices, assisted living facilities and other outpatient facilities.

The Future

Well above the national occupational average, the BLS projects an 11% increase in the employment of LPNs and LVNs. The reason for the projected employment of 807,000 LPN/LVNs by 2028? The large aging population requires more medical attention. The anticipation of a steady increase in chronic conditions like diabetes and obesity will also require more resources. Professionals who have specialty training or a willingness to travel to underserved areas are expected to be in high demand.

Launch Your Career

In as little as 15 months, the Porter and Chester Institute Practical Nursing program can equip you with the skills needed to pursue your license and a career as a licensed practical nurse.


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