Skip to main content
Library Locations | Ask a Librarian | CCSF Home

Licensed Vocational/Practical Nursing: Home

Chat with a Librarian

Get help from a librarian 24/7

Type your question/message below to start! 

Licensed Vocational/Practical Nursing

LPNWelcome to the CCSF Library's Licensed Vocational Nursing guide!

Some states call them practical nurses or LPNs; others call them vocational nurses or LVNs (LVN in Texas and California). They’re the same: entry level nurses with a practical education.

Prospective LPNs first complete high school, then do about a year of full-time nursing education. The program includes theory and clinical practice in core areas like medical, surgical, pediatric, and obstetric nursing. It takes some advance planning to get into a program. A nursing candidate may need a background check and even a physical before beginning her studies. Sometimes there’s an aptitude or basic skills test.

This guide should provide access to relevant library materials for CCSF's LVN program. Please contact the subject librarian with helpful additions or recommendations.

Keep up on the literature!

Librarian

Chad Stephenson's picture
Chad Stephenson
Contact:
1860 Hayes Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 561-1983
Library & Learning Resources, City College of San Francisco
50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, CA 94112 (415) 452-5541