LVN Program in Los Angeles: Your Pathway to a Rewarding Nursing Career with NCC

Gain the training you need to excel under pressure. Enroll in a Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program to acquire essential, life-saving skills from expert faculty in labs and classrooms designed to replicate real medical environments.

 

Selecting the right vocational nursing school is a crucial decision. At National Career College, we prioritize hands-on training and real-world experience. Our Vocational Nursing (VN) program is tailored to equip you for the national licensing examination, a critical step toward becoming an LVN.

 

If you’re in Southern California, you can conveniently access our VN program at our Panorama City campus. Join us and take the first step toward a rewarding career in vocational nursing!

 

NCC’s VN Program Highlights

Program Duration: 14 months (Includes Clinical Training) 

Credential: Diploma

 

NCC’s VN program stands out with its unique blend of rigorous coursework, hands-on clinical experience, and esteemed faculty. Accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), the program is recognized for its high standards in nursing education, ensuring graduates are well-prepared to meet the demands of the healthcare sector. This program is also approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) of California.

 

Class Schedules

The VN program offered at NCC is available on campus. We offer two convenient scheduling options. Both options require four days per week in class. 

 

Option One: 4 Day Classes

Classes are held Monday through Thursday during the day.

 

Option Two: 2 Nights + 2 Weekend Classes

Night classes are held on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Weekend classes are held on Saturday and Sunday during the day. 

 

Curriculum and Coursework

In NCC’s Vocational Nursing Program, you’ll gain a comprehensive education covering essential LVN principles, patient care techniques, medical ethics, and the latest healthcare technologies. You’ll learn through a blend of classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory work, and real-world clinical experiences, preparing you for a successful career as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) with a strong foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. For a detailed explanation of all classes in NCC’s VN program check out: NCC’s LVN Classes

 

Externship: Clinical Experience

NCC’s Vocational Nursing Program includes a critical externship component. This real-world clinical experience is integrated into the curriculum, allowing you to apply your learned skills and knowledge in actual healthcare settings under the supervision of experienced professionals, thereby bridging the gap between classroom learning and practical nursing care.

 

Vocational Nursing Program Near Me

The program is offered at the National Career College campus located at 14355 Roscoe Blvd, Panorama City, CA 91402. This central location is convenient for students across the San Fernando Valley and the greater Los Angeles area, with accessible public transportation and ample parking available.

 

Next Steps in Your Education Journey

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NCC’s VN Program

HOW MUCH DOES NCC’S VN PROGRAM COST?

Tuition: $31,325.00

Materials and Supplies: $1995.00

Books and uniforms: $2490.00

Registration fee: $75.00 (non-refundable)

STRF: $90.00 (non-refundable)

Total Cost: $35,975.00*

 

*Financial aid is available for those who qualify. 

ARE THERE FINANCIAL AID OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE VN PROGRAM?

At National Career College (NCC), we embrace the philosophy that education is an investment, not a barrier. Understanding that financial constraints should not prevent students from achieving their educational goals, NCC is committed to providing comprehensive support to navigate the financial aspects of education. This commitment includes assisting students with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to unlock a range of financial aid options. 

 

Potential Financial Aid options: 

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • Federal Direct Loans (both subsidized and unsubsidized)
  • Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) 
  • Cal Grants
  • Guidance for applying for private loans and scholarships. 

With a clear focus on making education accessible and affordable, NCC encourages prospective students to reach out to its Financial Aid Department to explore how these financial aid opportunities can support their journey toward achieving their academic and career aspirations. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NCC'S VN PROGRAM?

The admissions requirements for the Vocational Nursing (VN) program at National Career College (NCC) are designed to welcome students from diverse backgrounds who are eager to pursue a career in nursing. Here's a summary of the key requirements for prospective VN students:

  1. Obtain School Catalog and Program Brochures: Candidates must first acquire the NCC catalog and VN program-specific brochure to understand the comprehensive details of the program.
  2. Campus Visit and Personal Interview: Applicants are expected to attend a personal interview and tour the NCC campus to become acquainted with the community and facilities. Schedule a Campus Tour
  3. Entrance Evaluations: Pass the SLE & TEAS entrance evaluations to assess suitability and readiness for the course. 
    • Scholastic Level Exam (SLE): All VN program applicants must take the SLE, which measures problem-solving abilities. The exam consists of 50 questions to be completed in 12 minutes without external aids, with a passing score of 21 for the VN program.
    • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS): After passing the SLE, applicants to the VN program must also pass the TEAS exam, which assesses essential academic skills. While the TEAS is not a pass/fail test, it requires a minimum score of 45.0% in the Basic Score Range of ATI “Academic Preparedness Levels” to qualify.
  4. Application Submission: Complete and submit an application for admission along with providing proof of a valid high school diploma or an equivalent qualification, such as a GED or HiSET.
  5. Registration Fee: Pay a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $75.

NCC is committed to ensuring that prospective students are fully informed about the admissions process, including completion and placement rates, to aid in making educated decisions about their education and career aspirations. For full details, refer to the National Career College Catalog 2024.

IS CERTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT AFTER COMPLETING THIS PROGRAM?

To work as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), passing the NCLEX-PN exam is a mandatory requirement. Without this licensure, individuals cannot legally practice as LVNs. While there are alternative roles in healthcare for those without LVN licensure, such as nursing assistants, these positions offer a different scope of work, fewer job opportunities, and typically lower pay compared to licensed vocational nursing roles.

CAN I GET HELP WITH JOB PLACEMENT AFTER GRADUATION?

At National Career College (NCC), our dedication to your success reaches beyond graduation, providing comprehensive career support through our Career Services Department. We assist in the seamless transition from student to professional by offering services in resume preparation, job leads, effective job search techniques, interview preparation, application assistance, interview follow-up, career management workshops, and networking opportunities. 

 

While employment cannot be guaranteed, NCC encourages realistic career expectations, emphasizing entry-level positions as the foundation for career advancement. Our ongoing support includes guidance on navigating the job market and preparing for interviews, reinforcing our commitment to your career development. NCC's Career Services acts as a steadfast partner in your professional journey, equipping you with the tools and skills needed to step into your future career confidently.

WHAT DOES NCC OFFER FOR MILITARY AND VETERANS?

At National Career College, we empower military members, veterans, reservists, and their families with quality education in healthcare and business, offering flexible scheduling, dedicated support, and maximization of military education benefits to facilitate a successful transition to civilian life. For more details read Military and Veterans.

HOW DO NCC’S FACULTY AND STAFF SUPPORT MY SUCCESS?

Our dedicated faculty, comprising seasoned healthcare professionals and educators, plays a pivotal role in our students' educational journey. Their expertise and personalized approach to teaching ensure that students receive the support they need to succeed. 

 

Student Services offers comprehensive support that ensures every student's success through a wide array of services, from graduation ceremonies and academic resources to 24/7 technical support and personalized guidance, empowering you to excel academically and prepare confidently for your future career.

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