VN Program

Vocational Nursing  

Program Description – 1539 hours, 61.5 credits. The Vocational Nursing  program is a 53-week program (Full-time) or 66-week program (Part-time) consisting of 585 hours of theory and 954 hours of clinical training, designed to prepare individuals to become vocational nurses. Vocational nurses work under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician and provide direct patient care utilizing scientific and technical expertise and manual skills. The program curriculum covers basic patient assessments, medication administration, wound dressings, vital signs, and other necessary skills to care for patients. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical (Vocational) Nurses (NCLEX-PN) to obtain their  license. Admission Requirements Students must meet the following 

Delivery Format: Hybrid

Admission requirements:

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Be at least 17 years old by the program end date
  • Have a valid Social Security Number or ITIN
  • Successfully pass the Wonderlic Scholastic Exam entrance test with a score of at least 15.
  • Interview with a designated School Representative

Program Participation Requirements:

  • Good physical and mental health (verified by a health practitioner via a physical examination and tuberculosis screening and testing)
  • Must receive a flu shot during flu season or will be required to wear a mask during the entire clinical rotation. Flu shot exemptions may require a medical provider note.
  • Clinical facilities may require a covid vaccine for clinical participation.
  • Clinical facilities may require a hepatitis B vaccine or declination.
  • MMR, Varicella, Tdap vaccinations required.
  • Pass a Urinary Drug Screening Test
  • Must undergo a criminal background screening. 
  • Obtain BLS CPR certification.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write the English language.
  • Possess proficient computer skills, including navigating operating systems, managing files, using common office applications, and engaging in online communication, as computer literacy is essential for academic success and program readiness.

Job Classification Code: The Vocational Nursing program prepares graduates for the following job classifications as classified by the United States Department of Labor: Code: 29-2060 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Description of Instruction Provided: Instruction provided includes classroom lectures, skills lab, and clinical training.

Vocational Nursing (VN) Program Objectives:

  1. Develop a strong foundation in the principles and practices of vocational nursing.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills with patients, families, and healthcare professionals.
  3. Apply critical thinking skills to assess patient needs and provide appropriate nursing care.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in nursing skills such as medication administration, wound care, and patient assessment.
  5. Understand legal and ethical issues in healthcare and adhere to professional standards.
  6. Gain hands-on experience through supervised clinical training in various healthcare settings.

Vocational Nursing (VN) Program Fees

The student has a right to cancel and obtain a refund of charges according to the standard set forth by the CEC 94920(B), which states that the institution shall refund 100% of the amount paid for institutional charges less a reasonable deposit or Program Deposit fee not to exceed $250 if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.



Program Deposit fee ( non-refundable)


Books and course materials (non-refundable, non-returnable)


Background check fee (non-refundable)


Administration fee (non-refundable)


Student tuition recovery fee (non-refundable)


Insurance fee (non-refundable)


Tuition ($15.59 per clock hour)


Schedule of total charges for period of attendance


Additional charges paid to third party-estimated

Physical exam, TB test, and vaccine


Uniform and shoes


BVNPT and NCLEX fees


Books and acceleratory content


Total additional charges to third party


Schedule of estimated total charges for entire educational program


Incidental Charges

Make-up Days


Graduation Fee


Program Cohort Transfer/Switch Fee



Enrollment Deposit- $5500

$1500/month for 13 months

$2500- 14th month


SAMPLE PAYMENT PLAN 2 with work-study

-Student is placed to work at a SNF as a CNA for 16 hrs/ Week during program for approximately 14-16 months

-All work-study earnings are applied towards tuition

Enrollment deposit- $5500

$350/month for 14 months