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Licensed Vocational/Practical Nursing

Professional Websites

American Nurses Association This is the site of the American Nurses Association. It provides links to the free Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (a peer-reviewed electronic journal), state nursing associations and American Nurses Foundation.

Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Assistants The California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (Board) protects the consumer from unprofessional and unsafe licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and psychiatric technicians (PTs). Public protection is the highest priority of the Board in exercising its licensing, regulatory and disciplinary functions.

National Nurses United/California Nurses Association: News and updates for the nursing profession from the California Nurses Association

National Council of State Boards of Nursing Provides information on registration and preparation for NCLEX-PN exam.

Community Resources

Jobs and Job Outlook

Detailed Guide for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses - Job outlook, description, and wages for California (based on San Bernardino County)

Other Career Resources

allnurses: A Nursing Community for Nurses A commercial online nursing community with health care news, articles, information on education and employment, links to nursing-related blogs, and more. Includes many discussion areas.

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing - Student Career Binder A great strategy for managing your job search and career development.

UCSF Nursing Resume Samples & Resources Sample resumes, a tutorial, and links to other helpful resources.

NursingCenter Owned by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, the site provides many full text articles in its Continuing Education section. Journals include AJN American Journal in Nursing, Nursing Management and The Nurse Practitioner.

OWL at Purdue: Job Search Writing This source provides instruction and samples for writing résumés and cover letters. 

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