In today’s dynamic healthcare landscape, there’s a growing demand for compassionate and skilled nurses. As someone considering a future in nursing, you aspire to embark on a career that provides both personal satisfaction and opportunities for professional development. NCC’s Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) program is not just education; it’s your gateway to a fulfilling career, offering personal satisfaction and professional advancement in equal measure.

What Makes NCC’s LVN Program Unique?

Practical Experience for Confident Nurses: At National Career College, we understand that the foundation of a successful nursing career is built not only on knowledge but also on the application of that knowledge in real-world settings. Our Licensed Vocational Nursing program stands out because we’ve developed a curriculum that balances in-depth theoretical learning with extensive practical experience. 

Our state-of-the-art simulation labs are designed to mimic actual healthcare environments, providing you with a safe space to practice and hone your skills under the close supervision of experienced healthcare professionals. This approach ensures that when you encounter similar situations in real clinical settings, you’re not just reacting; you’re responding with confidence and competence.

Our program also includes comprehensive clinical externships. These externships are more than just observational opportunities; they are immersive experiences where you’ll be an active part of a healthcare team, applying your knowledge and skills in caring for patients. This hands-on experience is invaluable, bridging the gap between classroom learning and professional practice, and is a key reason why our graduates are well-regarded in the healthcare community.

The Benefits You Gain from Our LVN Program

Nurturing Nurses with a Holistic Approach: Embarking on your nursing education with NCC opens doors to a realm of opportunities within the healthcare sector. Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to cover all essential nursing responsibilities, from patient care fundamentals to advanced medical procedures, ensuring you’re well-equipped to meet the diverse needs of your future patients. 

We also emphasize the importance of patient care ethics and the integration of the latest healthcare technologies into your practice, preparing you to be not just a nurse, but a healthcare advocate in settings across Los Angeles and beyond.

Why Trust NCC for Your Nursing Education?

Accredited Program, Experienced Faculty, Excellence in Nursing Education: Opting for National Career College (NCC) for your nursing education is more than just a choice; it’s a commitment to excellence. Our program, accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), stands as a beacon of our dedication to upholding the highest educational standards. This accreditation is not just a badge of honor; it’s your assurance that the education you receive is rigorous, comprehensive, and meticulously designed to meet the evolving needs of the healthcare industry.

At NCC, our faculty members are not just educators; they are seasoned healthcare professionals who bring a treasure trove of real-world experience and academic prowess into every class. Their personalized approach to instruction goes beyond mere teaching; it’s about mentoring and guiding you through your educational journey, ensuring that you are well-prepared to excel in the demanding field of nursing. Trust in NCC means trusting in a legacy of excellence that empowers you to achieve your full potential in your nursing career.

What’s Holding You Back from Pursuing a Career in Nursing?

Build Confidence and Overcome Doubts: Are doubts about your readiness or fit for the nursing field holding you back? At National Career College, we recognize that choosing nursing is more than a career decision—it’s a calling to make a difference. Our LVN program, centered around hands-on learning and real-world preparation, is designed to build your confidence and skills from day one.

It’s normal to question your path, but remember, every great nurse started somewhere. Our dedicated faculty and staff are not just educators; they’re mentors who believe in your potential. At NCC, you join a community that sees beyond your uncertainties, focusing on nurturing your growth and guiding you towards a fulfilling nursing career. Let’s transform your passion into your profession together.

Dispelling the Myths: The Real Path to Becoming a Vocational Nurse

Clearing Myths & Empowering Aspiring Vocational Nurses: The journey to becoming a vocational nurse is often clouded by myths and misconceptions, which can deter aspiring nurses from pursuing their dreams. At NCC, we’re committed to providing clarity and support throughout your educational journey. From the moment you consider nursing as a career, through the licensure process, and beyond graduation, we’re here to offer the resources and guidance you need to navigate the path successfully. By dispelling these myths and providing a clear path forward, we aim to empower you to pursue your career in nursing with confidence.

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Start Your Nursing Career

Prime Time for LVN Careers in California: The projected job growth rate for vocational nurses in California from 2018 to 2028 is 15.1% according to the California Employment Development Department (EDD). This growth rate is faster than the average growth rate for all occupations in the state. By starting your Licensed Vocational Nursing program now, you’re positioning yourself to enter a growing field at a time when your skills and compassion are needed more than ever. The opportunities for vocational nurses are expanding, not just in traditional settings like hospitals and clinics, but also in community health, home care, and specialized care facilities.

Our Commitment to Your Success in the LVN Field

Personalized Career Services and Exam Prep: At National Career College, we’re dedicated to turning your nursing dreams into reality. Our Career Services go beyond the ordinary; they’re a vital part of your journey. We provide personalized guidance from the classroom to your first job and beyond, including resume workshops and interview preparation to help you shine in front of potential employers.

But our commitment doesn’t end there. We’re laser-focused on your licensure success. We offer comprehensive resources to prepare you for the licensure process, ensuring you have both the knowledge and the strategy to pass your exams. Our ultimate goal is to help you become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

Upon graduation, you’ll receive a Diploma in Vocational Nursing from National Career College. We’ll guide you to meet the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) requirements, and then you’ll be ready to register for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-VN). Passing the NCLEX-VN is the key to becoming an LVN.

It’s worth noting that National Career College’s NCLEX examination success rate in 2022 exceeded the state average, reinforcing our commitment to your success. With NCC’s Career Services, exam preparation, and licensure support, you’re not just preparing for a job; you’re embarking on a career that can make a significant impact in healthcare.

A Closer Look at How NCC’s LVN Program Works

Mastering Theory, Labs, and Externships for Career Readiness: NCC’s Licensed Vocational Nursing program is a blend of rigorous academic study and immersive practical experience, designed to prepare you for the complexities of modern nursing. In the classroom, you’ll engage with challenging nursing theories and concepts, learning from faculty who bring real-world experience into their teaching. This academic foundation is critical, providing you with the knowledge base you need to understand the “why” behind nursing practices.

In our state-of-the-art labs, you’ll move from theory to practice, applying what you’ve learned in simulated healthcare scenarios. This hands-on approach is vital, allowing you to refine your technical skills in a controlled environment. But the learning doesn’t stop there; through extensive clinical externships in local healthcare facilities, you’ll gain invaluable experience in actual patient care settings, allowing you to put your knowledge and skills into action. This comprehensive approach ensures you’re not just prepared for your licensure exam but ready to excel in your nursing career from day one.

Starting Your Journey as an LVN with NCC

Paving the Way for Your Nursing Career: Taking the first step toward your career in nursing is a significant milestone, and NCC is here to ensure that your transition to nursing school is as smooth as possible. Our admissions team is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the process, from understanding the program requirements and exploring financial aid* options to completing your application.

We’re here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your education. With NCC, you’re not just starting a program; you’re beginning a journey toward a rewarding career in nursing, supported by a community that believes in your potential and is committed to your success.

What Do You Have to Lose by Not Pursuing a Career in Nursing?

Don’t Miss the Chance for a Fulfilling Nursing Career: Hesitation and uncertainty can be significant barriers to pursuing your dreams. By delaying your decision to embark on a career in nursing, you risk missing out on the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a field that offers not just professional fulfillment but also the chance to improve the lives of others. The demand for compassionate, skilled nurses continues to grow, and with it, the opportunities for personal and professional development.

Choosing not to pursue your passion for nursing means forgoing the chance to be part of a respected and rewarding profession—one that makes a real difference in the healthcare sector and in the lives of individuals and communities. The question isn’t just about what you have to lose, but also about what you stand to gain by taking the leap and pursuing a career in nursing.

Transform Your Passion into a Fulfilling Nursing Career with NCC’s LVN Program!

Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey in nursing? NCC’s LVN program is your gateway to a fulfilling career in healthcare. With practical experience, accredited education, and a commitment to your success, NCC stands out as the ideal choice for aspiring nurses in Los Angeles. Don’t miss out on the growing demand for skilled nurses in California. Join NCC and start your journey towards becoming a Vocational Nurse (VN) today!

Your journey begins with NCC, where we believe in your potential and are dedicated to helping you achieve your professional goals. Apply now to NCC’s Licensed Vocational Nursing Program! 

*Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.


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

How long is the Vocational Nursing program at NCC?

The Vocational Nursing program is a 14-month (60 weeks with externship) Diploma program.

When are classes offered in the Vocational Nursing program at NCC?

The Vocational Nursing program offers full-time classes during the day.

Where is the Vocational Nursing program offered?

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.

What will I learn in the Vocational Nursing program?

In NCC's Vocational Nursing Program, you'll gain a comprehensive education covering essential nursing 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 in nursing with a strong foundation in both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. For a detailed explanation of all classes in NCC’s Vocational Nursing program read: Vocational Nursing Program Classes

Is there an externship included in the program?

Yes, 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.

Is certification required for employment after completing this program?

Graduates of NCC’s Vocational Nursing program are required to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) examinations developed and maintained by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). 

NOTE: Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) are two titles referring to the same role. LVN is used in California and Texas, while LPN is utilized in all other states.

Can I get help with job placement after graduation?

Our Career Services department is dedicated to supporting graduates in their career journeys by offering assistance with resume building, job leads, interview preparation, and effective networking strategies. While we cannot guarantee employment, we equip graduates with the crucial tools necessary to secure entry-level positions in their chosen fields.

Are there financial aid options available for this program?

Yes, financial aid is available for those who qualify. National Career College offers several financing options, including grants, loans, Cal Grants, and scholarships, to help students cover their educational expenses. For more information visit our Financial Aid page.

What are the admission requirements for the Vocational Nursing Program?

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, pass the school's entrance evaluation, complete an application for admission, and meet English language proficiency requirements. Applicants must take the Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) and the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). The SLE tests problem-solving ability, while the TEAS assesses essential academic skills. Minimum score requirements apply for both exams.

How can I apply for the Vocational Nursing program?

You can call us at 888-988-2301 for more information or apply online at National Career College. We recommend scheduling a campus tour and meeting with an Admissions Representative.

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