1. Hello everyone,
    i stumbled upon this board, while researching LVN...I have about 3/4 of my pre-req's done for RN, but after attending a recent Nursing workshop at my school, they told me that about 300 people apply for the RN progam and only 18 get in. While about 45 people apply for the LVN program and a little over a half are complete correct applications, and after i become a LVN it is really easy to get to the LVN to RN program...so i guess im going to do it that way. So by this time next year i should be in Nursing school. My big thing is, does anyone on here know how much a LVN makes in the Sacramento Area. And if someone could tell me the difference between a LPN and an LVN it would be much appreciated. Thanks again
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    California and Texas refer to their basic nurses as LVNs (licensed vocational nurses).

    The other 48 states refer to their basic nurses as LPNs (licensed practical nurses).

    There is no difference between an LPN and an LVN. They are the same type of nurse. The only difference is the state in which the LPN/LVN practices. Good luck with your nursing aspirations!

  4. by   Tweety
    Welcome to Allnurses. Good luck to you.