You’ve already decided to turn your compassion for others into a profession. You want to become a Vocational Nurse. Now, you want to select the best training option for your needs. National Career College’s Vocational Nursing Training Program may be the solution you are looking for!


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Is A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) The Same Thing As A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?

Yes, they are according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses1 . In Texas and California, the term Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is used. In all other states, Licensed Vocational Nurses are known as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)2.

Is There A Vocational Nursing Program Near Me?

According to the BestColleges.com blog “How to Choose a College” the number one factor driving college selection is Geographic Location3. According to a study commissioned by the American Council on Education the average distance traveled by students to attend a public, two-year college is only eight miles4. If you live in or around the Panorama City, CA area then National Career College’s Vocational Nursing Program may be right for you!

Our facility is accessible to those with physical disabilities and ample parking is available, including handicapped spaces behind the facility. Street parking is also available within the surrounding two blocks of the building. Our campus location is also easily accessible via public transportation. If you haven’t done so yet, we encourage you to call us to schedule your campus tour today.

How Does National Career College’s Vocational Nursing Program Compare To Other Schools?

To become a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), also known as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), or vocational nurse, students must graduate from the vocational nursing program. After successfully completing the program and earning their diploma, students must complete their certifications and licensures in order to practice medicine.

After graduation, students could meet the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) requirements. Once met the next step is to register and take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-VN or NCLEX-PN). Students are required to pass the NCLEX-RN examination in order to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

National Career College's NCLEX examination annual rate for this year is 91% which is above the State average annual rate.

How Long Is The National Career College’s Vocational Nursing Program?

National Career College’s Vocational Nursing Program is 15 months in duration. According to NursingProcess.org the average duration for a vocational nursing program in California is 12 - 18 months5. We understand the value of the time you are investing in your future. Providing quality education is National Career College's number one goal. Full-time, day class schedules are available.

What Are The Career Opportunities After Completing National Career College’s Vocational Nursing Program?

According to the BLS Occupational Outlook Handbook Licensed Vocational Nurses work for these top three employers6:

  • 38% - Nursing care and residential care facilities
  • 14% - Hospitals; state, local, and private
  • 13% - Offices of physicians

Additionally, BLS states job opportunities are projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 20307. National Career College in Los Angeles may be your first step in pursuing a career as a Vocational Nurse.

According to Nurse.org the typical career path for a nurse may include8:

  1. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  2. Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
  3. Associate Degree in Nursing Registered Nurse (ADN-RN)
  4. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Registered Nurse (BSN-RN)

Start Your VN Training Today At National Career College!

National Career College’s Vocational Nursing Program is a great way to start your professional nursing career. Enter a respected field where you can make a real difference. Contact us today for more information or enroll here!


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  1. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm#tab-1
  2. https://www.nursinglicensure.org/articles/lvn-lpn/
  3. https://www.bestcolleges.com/blog/how-to-choose-the-right-college/
  4. https://www.acenet.edu/Documents/Education-Deserts-The-Continued-Significance-of-Place-in-the-Twenty-First-Century.pdf
  5. https://www.nursingprocess.org/lvn-programs/california/
  6. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm#tab-3
  7. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm#tab-6
  8. https://nurse.org/education/nursing-career-paths/