Vocational nurses are a vital member of the health team, providing direct patient care in acute, long-term care, and convalescent hospitals. Licensed Vocational nurses administer medications, provide bedside care and treatments, and perform other technical nursing skills under the direction of a physician and/or a registered nurse. Our VN program is one of the best in the county! We are accredited by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. We have a team of nursing faculty that are all professionals in a variety of areas in the nursing field. Students have access to nursing supplies, equipment, a nursing lab, computer labs, and many other resources to help you attain your goal.
The Health Occupations Center VN Program is 3 semesters in length, excluding summers. Classes start in August 2015 and graduation will be in January 2017. Curriculum includes didactic lessons (classroom theory), nursing lab (on campus), clinical rotations (numerous rotations in various hospitals and clinics in San Diego), as well as web-based instruction for enhanced learning.
Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States). Graduates may also take advantage of the “Step Up” Program; you will qualify for one year of credit toward a registered nursing program at local community colleges and some universities.
Important Dates to remember for Students who applied to the LVN Program:
3/17/2015 - 5/28/2015 - Anatomy and Physiology Class (By invitation only for VN applicants)
5/1/2015 All supplemental documents due (see page 7 of the VN application for list of supplemental documents)
6/9/2015 All preliminary paperwork must be turned in by this date.
6/9/2015 & 6/10/2015 - Class 63 Welcome Meeting from 8:00 - 4:00 each day.
7/10/2015 - Physical/drug screening/background check and first payment must by turned in by noon today.
Fees for the VN Program are $3900. This is subject to change. This includes all 3 semesters of instruction. You may choose to pay the full amount at the beginning of the program, or make payments at the beginning of each semester. Additional fees will be the responsibility of the student.
Although we do not offer financial aid, we do accept financial aid from most third party entities. We welcome you to join our campus and fulfill your goal of becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse.