Licensed Vocational Nursing Program

Licensed Vocational Nursing Program 

Orientation for Fall 2017 class will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm.

The downloadable application with will be posted in November 1 2016.


                              We welcome you to join our campus and fulfill your goal of becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse!

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 2016 and graduation will be in January          2018.  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.


  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent 
  • You must be 18 years old by the program start date
  • Anatomy and Physiology course (criteria will be covered at the orientation)
  • Must have a current active California Certified Nurses Assistant license  (C.N.A.)
  • TEAS:  Test of Essential Academic Skills


  • Current prices are:  $4,200.00.  This is subject to change annually.  Pricing will be confirmed at your orientation.
  • An additional $1,600.00 (approximately) in fees are due during the program.
  • Although we do not offer financial aid, we do accept financial aid from most third party entities.