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Nurse - Licensed Practical / Vocational
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment

Nurse - Licensed Practical / Vocational

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - administer injections
  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.
  • Documenting/Recording Information - record medical history or data
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration.

About the test

The HR Avatar Nurse - Licensed Practical / Vocational Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Nurse - Licensed Practical / Vocational test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Expressive and Outgoing
  • Innovative and Creative
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
  Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Self-Control
  • Empathy

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:29-2061.00
Simulation Context:Medium-Level General Business/Office
O*Net Context:Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
Note:This test contains questions that are difficult to complete on small screens. A large screen device, such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet is recommended. Test-takers using small devices will be advised to optionally change to a larger screen device.
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$32,510 or less
Bottom 25%:
$37,040 or less
$44,090 (Average)
Top 25%:
$51,220 or more
Top 10%:
$60,420 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$15.63 or less
Bottom 25%:
$17.81 or less
$21.20 (Average)
Top 25%:
$24.63 or more
Top 10%:
$29.05 or more

US Employment Statistics
2024 (projected):
Annual U.S. Job Openings:32,220

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • English Language
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Mathematics
  • Education and Training
  • Administration and Management
Top Skills
  • Service Orientation
  • Coordination
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
Top Abilities
  • Oral Comprehension
  • Written Comprehension
  • Oral Expression
  • Speech Clarity
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Speech Recognition
  • Near Vision
Education Requirements
Post-Secondary Certificate:
Some College:
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
Less than 1 Month:
1 - 3 Months:
3 - 6 Months:
6 Months - 1 Year:
1 - 2 Years:
2 - 4 Years:
4 - 6 Years:
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Charge Nurse, Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC LPN), Clinic Nurse, Home Health Care Provider, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Practical Nurse, Clinic Nurse (LPN, Clinic Nurse), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Nursing Technician, Office Nurse, Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN), Private Duty Nurse, Triage Licensed Practical Nurse (TRIAGE LPN)

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  • Communicate information to others, both in writing and in person.
  • Choose a cost-efficient option for a new piece of equipment.
  • Determine what supplies will be needed for a given month.
  • Recall maintenance schedule changes.
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