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Licensed Vocational Nurse

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.

The College of the Redwoods also offers a LVN/Paramedic to Registered Nurse program that is three semesters long and assists a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Paramedic in becoming a Registered Nurse.

Go to 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.

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.

Try variant forms, such as, singular and plural forms.

  • Anatomy
  • Blood born pathogens
  • Cardio vascular
  • Communicable disease
  • CPR or cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Critical care
  • Decontamination or disinfection
  • Digestive system
  • Disease transmission
  • Drawing blood or blood draw
  • Geriatric care
  • Hemoglobin
  • Home health care
  • Immunity
  • Infection control
  • Intensive care
  • Intravenous
  • Maternal child care
  • Neonatal care
  • Nervous system
  • Obstetric care
  • Oncology care
  • Outpatient care
  • Pain management
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient confidentiality
  • Prenatal care
  • Pulmonary
  • Respiratory rate
  • Standard of care
  • Sterilization
  • Sutures
  • Toxicology
  • Triage
  • Vital signs
  • Wound care
  • Wound dressing

Citation Styles

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