Our Vocational Nursing program* is a diploma program designed to provide students with the appropriate hands-on-skills and didactic theory necessary to seek entry-level positions as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in various health care settings.
The nursing and health care industry is ever-changing, and the combination of skills taught in our program can prepare students to make the adjustment to meet these demands. At the completion of each program level, the clinical competency skill of each student is assessed for progression to the next level. Students who study in our nursing programs are able to apply the skills they've learned in real-world environments.
Our Vocational Nursing program prepares students for responsibilities that may include learning the skills to monitor patient status, gathering information from patients, and sharing information and consulting with physicians and registered nurses to help determine the best course of patient care.
Many vocational nurses are generalists and can be found working in all areas of health care. There are some Vocational Nurses that work in specialized settings such as nursing homes, home health care and physicians' offices.
Graduates of our Vocational Nursing program are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN® (The National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses) licensing examination. Upon successful passing of the NCLEX-PN® examination, the graduate can use the initials LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse).
* Programs and schedules vary by campus.