Catalog 2021-2022

Practical Nursing


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.



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