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How much does a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) make an hour?

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According to the Houston Chronicle, the median hourly wage for a licensed vocational nurse, also known as a LVN, is $20.21. This is the reported salary, as of May 2011, as stated in the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The Houston Chronicle explains, LVN's are responsible for monitoring the health of a patient through basic procedures; this includes checking blood pressure and overall medical condition. The LVN provides basic care such as bathing, dressing, basic wound care, and charting any changes in condition.

LVN's attend an accredited nursing program at a vocational school or community college to obtain the credentials necessary to work. The program takes approximately one year to complete, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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