Hospice LPN Career Guide

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Hospice LPNs/LVNs (Licensed Practical Nurses/Licensed Vocational Nurses) play a compassionate and crucial role in providing end-of-life care to patients and their families. These healthcare professionals offer skilled nursing care to individuals who are terminally ill and require palliative care in their final stages of life. Hospice LPNs/LVNs provide physical and emotional support, ensuring that patients experience comfort, dignity


To become a Hospice LPN/LVN, you need to complete a practical nursing program (LPN), which typically takes about one year to complete. These programs are offered by vocational schools, community colleges and some hospitals. Practical nursing education covers topics such as anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and patient care techniques. After completing the program, you must pass the National Council

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Related certifications

In addition to obtaining licensure, Hospice LPNs/LVNs interested in working in hospice care often seek additional training and certifications specific to hospice and palliative care. While not always mandatory, certifications like the Hospice and Palliative Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse (HP-LPN/LVN) demonstrate a commitment to this specialty. Experience working in healthcare settings that involve direct patient care, such as nursing homes or


Staff and Travel Hospice LPNs/LVNs need a combination of medical knowledge and soft skills. Medical expertise includes administering medications, monitoring vital signs and managing medical equipment. They also need strong communication skills to effectively interact with patients, families and other members of the healthcare team. Compassion, empathy and the ability to provide emotional support to patients and their

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The responsibilities of Hospice LPNs/LVNs encompass a range of tasks, such as administering medication, managing symptoms, dressing wounds, providing personal care and assisting patients with activities of daily living. They work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as physicians, registered nurses, social workers and chaplains, to ensure a comprehensive and holistic approach to patient care. Emotional support and facilitating open

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Hospice LPN

The average salary for a Hospice LPN is $1,666.75 per week.

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

Pros & Cons


  • Meaningful Care: Hospice LPNs/LVNs provide comfort and dignity to patients in their final stages of life.

  • Rewarding Relationships: Building strong connections with patients and families is deeply fulfilling.

  • Personal Growth: The experience fosters personal growth and a deeper understanding of the human experience.

  • Job Stability: The demand for healthcare professionals in hospice care continues to grow.


  • Emotional Strain: Providing care during end-of-life situations can

Hospice LPN Jobs

View job details for Pleasant Hill, CATravel ContractPleasant Hill, CATravel LPN / LVN - HospiceCore Medical Group$2,210/wkEstimated pay package
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Posted 9 days ago
View job details for Pleasant Hill, CATravel ContractPleasant Hill, CATravel LPN / LVN - HospiceCore Medical Group$2,210/wkEstimated pay package
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View job details for Bluffton, SCTravel ContractBluffton, SCTravel LPN / LVN - HospiceCore Medical Group$2,040/wk
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Posted 5 days ago
View job details for Grand Rapids, MITravel ContractGrand Rapids, MITravel LPN / LVN - HospiceCore Medical Group$1,610/wk
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