Catalog 2021-2022

Practical Nursing

Employment

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) held about 738,400 jobs in 2012. The industries that employed the most LPNs were as follows:

  • Nursing care facilities/skilled nursing facilities (29 percent)
  • Hospitals (20 percent) 
  • Offices of physicians (12 percent) 
  • Home health care services (11 percent) 
  • Residential care facilities (8 percent)

Employment opportunities are projected to grow by approximately 25 percent from 2012 through 2022.

 

Source:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Licensed Practical Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses.