The City College of San Francisco’s Licensed Vocational Nursing Department provides curricula that prepare students for State License in Vocational Nursing; State Certificate in Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide; and offers short-term training programs in Geriatric Home Aide, Care of Clients with Alzheimer’s, Care of Clients with AIDs, and Care of the Developmentally Disabled. Since its founding in 1948 the Licensed Vocational Nurse Department has been dedicated to Vocational Nurse Education
City College of San Francisco
1351 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Fax (415) 561-1804
Clarita Career College
27125 Sierra Highway, #329
Canton Country, CA 91351
Fax (661) 252-2153
Right now, the healthcare industry is thriving, and medical jobs are at the heart of its growth.
According to Occupational Outlook Quarterly, health occupations are expected to grow much faster than average-36% or more-during the next several years. That means now is the time to start training for a job in this expanding field. Why wait? Get on track for a new career.
Clovis Adult & Voc. Education
1452 David E Cook Wy
Clovis, CA 93611
Fax (559) 327-2889
Education and Training: High school plus training; license Salary: Medianâ€”$33,970 per year Employment Outlook: Good Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) help physicians and registered nurses (RNs) care for patients. They have the technical knowledge to perform routine nursing duties, but they may also make appointments, maintain patient records, and perform basic clerical duties.
Coast Health Career College
1741 W. Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92804
Fax (704) 664-0181
Try a Career in Vocational Nursing
The purpose of the program is to prepare graduate vocational nurses as beginning practitioners who are competent and self-directed to function under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed physician. These graduates will be able to assume the role of a licensed vocational nurse, after taking and passing the National Council for Licensed Practical Nurse for the State of California (NCLEX – PN). In doing so, vocational nurses will be prepared to better serve themselves, the community, and society as a whole.
College of Medical Arts, Anaheim
303 West Lincoln Avenue, Suite 160
Anaheim, CA 92805
The Vocational Nursing Program will provide our students with the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry level position in the health care profession, serving under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or licensed physician. Students will receive clinical training at Board-approved training facilities local to the campus. All students will be guided through preparation classes for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a vocational nurse, as required for meeting the standards set forth by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Certificates of Completion will be awarded to graduates of our Vocational Nursing Program.
*Although the minimum number of hours for completion is set by the BVNPT at 1,530 clock hours, CMAâ€™s Vocational Nursing Program offers 1,590 clock hours.
After passing the State Board Exam, VN graduates may find employment as vocational nurses in public health field, medical offices, psychiatric facilities, operating rooms, hospices, maternity and pediatric units, clinical labs, blood collection facilities, rehabilitation facilities, child care centers, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, weight control clinics, pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies, community programs, the nursing registry, infection control facilities, staff development positions and many other areas.
College of Medical Arts currently offers two full-time Vocational Nursing programs scheduled over 48 weeks, five days per week, at approximately 34-36 hours per week. All schedules exclude holidays, vacation, and make-up time. Class size does not exceed 20 students. Regulations from the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) concerning student/teacher ratio in the clinical setting is 15:1. At CMA, we maintain a 10:1 ratio. The program is divided into three (3) semesters, each approximately 15 weeks in length. Each semester is comprised of prescribed subject matter that builds upon the previous term(s). Students must begin their training in semester one and progress sequentially through each semester until all semesters have been successfully completed. The school reserves the right to modify the sequence should the need arise.
College of Medical Arts, El Cerrito
731 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530
College of Medical Arts, Lawndale Campus
4953 Marine Avenue, Room 18
Lawndale, CA 90260
College of Nursing and Technology
18700 Sherman Way, Suite 203
Reseda, CA 91335
Fax (818) 708-1681
LVN program is approved by BPPVE and Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
This is the fastest night and weekends program which enables you to work and attend the school at the same time, and is the most in demand today.
In order to enroll in our Program, a written exam will be given to you and you have to pass with a determined percentage to be admitted.
You have to be a legal resident, possess a Social Security Number and a TIN number and have a High School Diploma or a GED Certified Diploma.
The program consists of 1650 hours divided into three semesters. Due to recent changes in the Department of Education, all our instructors are highly qualified and our passing rate for the NCLEX exam is close to the maximum. Our new instructors include Directors from different hospitals and acute and sub-acute facilities, which enable you to have a hands-on experience in clinical and excellent training in theory, which now makes our college one of the best!
Seats are limited and most applicants enroll into the program a few months before school starts and we are encouraging you to do the same.
All of our staff and medical facilities are approved by BPPVE and the Board of Nursing.
College of the Desert
43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Fax (760) 776-7414
Nursing is an exciting and challenging profession of responsibility, integrity, and personal growth. Nursing provides an essential service to others, involving the care of people, sick and well. As career professionals, nurses are dedicated individuals who have committed themselves to improving the quality of health care for others.
LVN INFORMATION SESSIONS: (Group information sessions are offered periodically throughout the year which provide an overview of the VN program and a ‘question and answer’ time. (Session availability is contingent upon nursing advisor availability.)
Applicants are advised to not submit official transcripts to this division unless you are submitting an application. Official transcripts received separate from an application will not be retained by the division (they will be shredded). Please call if you have questions regarding this requirement.
College of the Redwoods
883 W Washington Blvd
Crescent City, CA 95531
Fax (707) 476-4419
Degrees Available at CR Del Norte Health Occupations:
Licensed Vocational Nursing, Certificate of Achievement
Licensed Vocational Nursing, Associate of Science
College of the Redwoods – Eureka
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501-9300
Fax (707) 476-4419
College of the Siskiyous
800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094
Fax (530) 938-5327
Vocational Nursing Program
The three-semester Vocational Nursing program is designed to prepare the student for beginning practice in nursing care. Theory content provides each student with a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of vocational nurses in providing health care to all age groups. After course completion and licensure, students are prepared to function completely and skillfully in a wide variety of health care settings.
Certificate: Vocational Nursing (53 units)
The next vocational nursing program will begin January 2009. Contact Kathy Gassaway at (530) 938-5512 to get your name on the list of interested students.
Prerequisites for Admission:
Eligibility for MATH 54A or MATH 56 by either successfully completing MATH 81 or through the assessment process.
Completion of ENGL 52 or higher or through the writing assessment process with a score of 65 or above.
Must be at least 17 years of age by the time of the licensure exam.
High school diploma (or GED or equivalent) or Associate Degree.
Completion of Human Biology (BIO 5) or Human Anatomy (BIO 12A) with a C grade or better. (Please note: This prerequisite will change beginning with the August 2010 class. It will be Anatomy, BIO 12A, exclusively.)
Completion of Nutrition (FCS 11) with a C grade or better within the past five years.
Completion of Medical Terminology (OA 45) with a C grade or better.
Pass a physical exam and complete required immunizations.
Background check and drug screening prior to the start of the program.
Completion of a Transcript Evaluation Form by Counseling Services if any of the prerequisite classes have been taken at any other college other than College of the Siskiyous.
Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clinical facilities.
Community Based Education and Development
5724 West Third Street, Third Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Fax (323) 937-4472
78 quarter credit units /1560 clock hours/ 60 weeks (26 hours per week)
The Vocational Nursing program provides students with the theory, laboratory and clinical experiences that will serve as preparation for an entry level position in vocational nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX PN (National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses) to obtain licensure, as required for the practice of nursing. Nursing theory guides clinical practice. The clinical portion of the program provides students with actual hands on experiences in giving nursing care to patients of all ages, ethnic and cultural groups, and stages of wellness/illness in hospitals and other health care agencies affiliated with CBD College. In addition, the clinical atmosphere will enable the student to observe first hand the behaviors that are crucial to employability in those agencies.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates may obtain employment as: