Home Health LPN Career Guide

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A Home Health Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a crucial healthcare professional who provides personalized care to patients in the comfort of their own homes. Working under the supervision of registered nurses or physicians, Home Health LPNs/LVNs play a vital role in monitoring patients' conditions, administering medications, providing wound care, assisting with activities


To become a Home Health LPN/LVN, individuals must complete a state-approved practical nursing program, which usually takes about one year to complete. These programs are offered by vocational schools, community colleges and some hospitals. During the program, aspiring LPNs/LVNs receive instruction in nursing fundamentals, anatomy, pharmacology and patient care.

After completing the program, graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination

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To work as a Home Health LPN/LVN, candidates must meet certain qualifications and gain relevant experience. First and foremost, they must be a licensed practical nurse or licensed vocational nurse, which requires successful completion of the NCLEX-PN.

While some home health agencies may hire new graduates, many prefer candidates with experience in acute care settings, such as hospitals or skilled nursing


Staff and Travel Home Health LPNs/LVNs need a diverse skill set to succeed in their role. Firstly, they must possess strong clinical skills, including medication administration, wound care and monitoring patients' vital signs. They should be proficient in using medical equipment commonly used in home health settings, such as blood pressure monitors and glucose meters.

Home Health LPNs/LVNs must

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The primary responsibility of a Home Health LPN/LVN is to provide comprehensive care to patients in their homes. This includes assisting with personal care, such as bathing and dressing, administering medications, managing medical equipment and providing wound care when needed. They also monitor patients' conditions and collaborate with registered nurses and physicians to adjust care plans as necessary.

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Home Health LPN

The average salary for a Home Health LPN is $1,668.98 per week.

Last updated on September 20, 2023. Based on active jobs on Vivian.com.

Pros & Cons


  • Personalized Care: Home Health LPNs/LVNs can provide one-on-one care to patients in a familiar and comfortable environment.

  • Strong Patient Bonds: Working in patients' homes allows for deeper connections and meaningful relationships with patients and their families.

  • Flexibility: Home Health LPNs/LVNs often have more flexible schedules, allowing for better work-life balance.

  • Variety in Care: Working in home health can expose LPNs/LVNs to a wide

Home Health LPN Jobs

View job details for Hawthorne, NYTravel ContractHawthorne, NYTravel LPN / LVN - Home HealthCross Country Nurses$2,305/wk
Posted 6 days ago
View job details for Fredericksburg, VATravel ContractFredericksburg, VATravel LPN / LVN - Home HealthCross Country Nurses$2,010/wk
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View job details for Portsmouth, NHTravel ContractPortsmouth, NHTravel LPN / LVN - Home HealthCross Country Nurses$1,975/wk
Posted 6 days ago
View job details for Rosedale, MDTravel ContractRosedale, MDTravel LPN / LVN - Home HealthCross Country Nurses$1,950/wk
Posted 1 day ago

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