Vocational Nursing

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The Vocational Nursing Program prepares students to successfully attain training and qualifications to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse. The vocational nursing program is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). It is a 12-month program which offers theory and practical hands-on training. Upon completion of the program you will be eligible to take the state examination with the Board of Vocational Nursing (NCLEX-PN)

  • Are you a problem solver?
  • Do you like science?
  • Do you enjoy helping people?
  • Are you “hands on”?

This career may be for you!

Classes include

  • Fundamental of Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Gynecology/OB Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychology/Psychiatric Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Theory Hours 576 and Clinical Hours 960
  • Total Hours 1536

Day Full Time Classes Available.

Licensure Eligibility

Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician (BVNPT) State Exam NCLEX-PN

Cost for Program: $12,999

The above cost is an estimate. Your costs may vary. Additional fees may apply. Program cost includes books, and administration fees. Some fees are paid directly to an outside vendor.

Possible Job Opportunities

  • LVN K-12 School Setting
  • LVN Nursing Home
  • Sub-Acute Care Facility
  • LVN Home Health
  • LVN Specialty Clinics
  • LVN Correctional Facilities
  • LVN Hospice

Median Wage: $21.20

Source: EDD/LMID Occupational Employment Statistics Survey, 2016. Wages and actual employment are not guaranteed. Wages do not reflect self-employment.

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