Licensed practical nurses (LPNs), referred to as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) in some states, are the second-largest health care occupation that requires postsecondary education. More LPNs work in long-term care (LTC) than in any other sector. Demand for LPNs among long-term care providers is expected to increase substantially over the next several decades. Thus, there is a need to better understand recent trends in the LPN workforce and their implications for the future supply of LPNs available to provide long-term care.
This report was produced by the UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long Term Care. For additional information and resources, visit: healthworkforce.ucsf.edu