LVN/LPN Pathway

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) are one of the most needed healthcare professions. The Education Fund has partnered with educational providers to offer LVN/LPN programs that prepare students for National Council Licensed Examination (NCLEX).

Program status

We appreciate your interest in the Education Fund’s programs and services. We have received a tremendous response to our education and training programs and have reached our enrollment limit for many of our current programs. As a result, we are not accepting applications for this Education Fund program at this time.

We encourage you to create an individualized educational plan with your Career Counselor/Regional Coordinator. You can make an appointment via MyEdFund, our secure, online member portal.

The Importance of LVNs/LPNs

LVN/LPNs provide primary nursing care and monitor patients’ health. They work as an essential part of the healthcare team under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor in nursing care, in-home healthcare, and hospital settings.

Typical duties of an LVN/LPN might include:

  • Assisting patients with eating, dressing and/or bathing
  • Organizing medications for patients
  • Giving immunizations and other injections
  • Collecting test samples from patients
  • Reporting patient updates to Registered Nurses (RNs) and physicians

Why Become an LVN/LPN?

This is an in-demand position with a great future outlook. Becoming an LVN/LPN can help increase your earning potential and marketability, as well as put you in a position to go even further in your nursing career. Employment of LVNs/LPNs is projected to grow 9% from 2020 to 2030, which is faster than the average for all healthcare positions.* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Average salaries for LVNs/LPNs:

  • California — $65,140
  • Colorado — $55,360
  • Oregon — $60,090
  • Washington — $63,250