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Vocational Nursing Program | Diploma

Nurses are in high demand on all fronts. As hospitals prepare for an altogether new future in healthcare, the COVID-19 epidemic has further expedited this tendency. Students in the nursing program receive extensive instruction in the abilities they will need to become instant and valuable members of a healthcare team. Graduates of such programs may develop the confidence and knowledge necessary to launch a satisfying career in healthcare.


What Does a Vocational Nurse Do?

A Vocational Nurse is an entry-level step into the practice of nursing. They work under the supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. Some of the common duties performed by vocational nurses are:

  • Monitoring a patient’s vitals
  • Administration of basic care
  • Patient care
  • Patient safety advocates
  • Maintaining patient health records

Your first step towards becoming a Vocational Nurse could begin at National Career College. Students who successfully complete the Vocational Nursing program at NCC may continue with license and certification exams.


What will you Learn in NCC’s Vocational Nursing Program?

The following classes and course modules are offered in the LVN program at National Career College:

Fundamentals of Nursing: The Nursing Fundamentals course teaches students the fundamentals behind the question ‘What Is a Vocational Nurse?’. This foundational course module introduces the role of the vocational nurse as a member of the health care team. Students learn about the legal and ethical aspects of nursing, concepts of health and wellness, emergency care, and more!

Medical-Surgical Nurse Education: In this module, students learn about providing care to adult clients with common medical-surgical health care needs. This portion of the Vocational Nursing program focuses on diseases that could affect various systems of the body.

Labor & Delivery Nurse Education: This module is meant to instruct students on the complexities of mother-baby care. Students are instructed on the role of a nurse during the prenatal, intrapartum, and postpartum periods of pregnancy. Clinical sites and/or simulated client laboratory assignments provide hands-on learning and the opportunity to apply skills.

Pediatric Nurse Education: The pediatric nurse education portion of the Vocational Nursing program is designed to guide students through the foundations of pediatric care. Students could learn how to provide safe and effective care to patients from infancy through adolescence.

Nursing License Preparation: Students will receive a comprehensive review of the curriculum to prepare for the program’s final test.

Students will get instruction both within and outside of the classroom, including hands-on nursing skills in a clinical setting. Nutrition, anatomy, physiology, pediatrics, first aid, obstetrics, pharmacology, and patient care are some of the additional topics covered in these classes.


Becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse in California

The unique and diverse education offered by National Career College is designed to cultivate a student’s technical and interpersonal skills to produce well-rounded healthcare providers. Courses are offered on our Los Angeles, California campus.

To become a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), sometimes known as a licensed practical nurse (LPN), or vocational nurse, students must graduate from the vocational nursing program. After 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). Students are required to pass the NCLEX-VN examination in order to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

NCC’s NCLEX examination annual rate for this year is 91% which is above the State average annual rate.


Where do Vocational Nurses work?

National Career College’s curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to find rewarding career opportunities. Vocational Nurses could work in the following areas:

  • Acute Care Facilities
  • Home Health Care
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Sub-acute Care Facilities
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Orthopedics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Telemetry




  • Gainful Employment Program Disclosure

    Program Name: Vocational NursingThis program is designed to be completed in 62 weeks

    This program will cost $32,500 if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

    Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $15249 of debt.

    Our campus is not in multi-state MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area).

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