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). Education Fund-eligible members can take this entire program at no cost.

New LVN graduates are also eligible for our Work Experience program, which assists graduates in California in obtaining the work experience requirement needed to move into an LVN position through paid work experience hours. 

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