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Licensed Vocational Nurse: Home

Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Licensed Vocational Nursing


The Nursing program at College of the Redwoods offers both an Associate of Science and a certificate in Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN). Programs in this field provide educational opportunities for students seeking careers as Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN). Upon completion of the appropriate program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Students who have completed this program and have California Recognition of Licensure as a Vocational Nurse may find employment as LVNs or may apply to the LVN-RN program.

Search Terms

These are some of the terms that students may need for a research project. Other terms may be useful in addition to those listed below.


Use scientific or technical terms. Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms

Try different combinations. Check glossary in textbook for search words

  • Aging
  • Ambulatory care
  • Anatomy
  • Antiseptic
  • Bandaging
  • Bedside
  • Best practices
  • Blood born pathogens
  • Blood pressure
  • Body temperature
  • Cardio vascular
  • Communicable disease
  • Compress
  • Contamination
  • CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Critical care
  • Decontamination or disinfection
  • Digestive system
  • Disease transmission
  • Dosage
  • Drawing blood or blood draw
  • Evidence based care
  • First Aid
  • Geriatric care
  • Glucose
  • Heart rate
  • Hemoglobin
  • Home health care
  • Immunity
  • Infection
  • Infection control
  • Injections
  • Intensive care
  • Intravenous
  • Maternal child care
  • Medical history
  • Medical surgical
  • Medical terminology
  • Medications
  • Mental health care
  • Midwifery
  • Neonatal care
  • Nervous system
  • Nutrition
  • Obstetric care
  • Occupational health
  • Oncology care
  • Outpatient care
  • Pain management
  • Pathophysiology
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient behavior
  • Patient care
  • Patient confidentiality
  • Patient education
  • Pediatrics
  • Perioperative care
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology
  • Postoperative care
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal care
  • Prescription drugs
  • Psychiatric care
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulse rate
  • Rescue
  • Respiratory rate
  • Sanitation
  • Sexual assault
  • Shock
  • Standard of care
  • Sterilization
  • Sutures
  • Toxicology
  • Triage
  • Ventilation
  • Vital signs
  • Wound care
  • Wound Dressing
  • Wounds

LVN Classes

Check the Health Occupations department website for a list of the degrees and certificates offered. ​Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required for these degrees.

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Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.