According to a UC San Francisco report, there will be a shortage of up to 10,000 candidates in the next few years to fill the growing number of Los Angeles nursing jobs. Most of these openings will be RN positions located in hospitals and outpatient clinics. Los Angeles' largest hospitals include: Lanterman Development Center, Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, and Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are nurses that care for sick, disabled, injured or convalescent patients under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. LVNs are licensed by their state and must pass the National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-PN, which is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts excellent job growth for LVNs?21% growth between 2008 and 2018, with the best LVN job opportunities expected in nursing care facilities and in-home healthcare services. In 2008, the median annual salary for LVNs was $39,030.