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Jumpstart your new career in nursing

“As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves.”

Maya Angelou

The great Maya Angelou said it best: they may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Nursing is an honorable profession and an incredibly rewarding career. Not only do nurses save lives, but they offer compassion and kindness to those that need it most. They are often a source of comfort, safety, and security. If you are passionate about helping others, nursing may be a great career choice for you.

Knowledge, Training, & Confidence

The Vocational Nursing program at Unitek College gives students the knowledge, training, and confidence they’ll need to pass the licensure exam. Licensed Vocational Nurses assist physicians and Registered Nurses with caring for the sick, injured, or disabled. This program prepares students with 12 months of instruction, at least 900 hours of hands-on training, and access to healthcare facilities. Most importantly, the program prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN), which must be taken for graduates to become Licensed Vocational Nurses in California.

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Heal Hearts, Minds, & Bodies

As a nurse, you will have the opportunity to heal hearts, minds, and bodies. Remember Maya Angelou’s words: they will never forget how you made them feel. Nursing is a noble career that often promises longevity and fulfillment. If you’d like to learn more about Unitek’s programs—and potentially take the first step in your nursing career—please contact one of our campuses.

Vocational Nursing Program

The Vocational Nursing program at Unitek College gives students the knowledge, training, and confidence they’ll need to pass the licensure exam. Licensed Vocational Nurses assist physicians and Registered Nurses with caring for the sick, injured, or disabled. This program prepares students with 12 months of instruction, at least 900 hours of hands-on training, and access to healthcare facilities. Most importantly, the program prepares graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN), which must be taken for graduates to become Licensed Vocational Nurses in California.

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Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing

Unitek College also offers an Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing (ASVN) Program, designed for graduates of an approved Vocational Nursing or Practical Nursing program. The program builds on the Vocational Nursing Diploma by adding the same 100% online General Education and Science courses required for graduates of the pre-licensure Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) Program. The goal of this post-licensure program is to educate and develop Vocational Nurses to become well-rounded professionals through undergraduate General Education.

Associate Degree Nursing

At Unitek College, you can also take the next step in your nursing career. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is a great entry point for students that would like to become Registered Nurses. RNs play a vital role in our healthcare system. Among their many duties, they assess and document symptoms, responses, and improvement in patients. They also assist during surgeries and treatments, and they have the ability to administer medications. At Unitek, students will receive 26 months of instruction. However, those who have successfully completed nursing-board approved Vocational Nursing or Practical Nursing programs and the required General Education courses may qualify for Advanced Placement status at Unitek. This status would allow eligible students to skip the first 4 semesters of the program. Graduates will earn 79.5 semester credit hours and an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing. Additionally, General Education courses are entirely online.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Unitek College also offers a fourth program for nursing. The RN-to-BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program is a great step for RNs seeking leadership roles in their field. Gaining your BSN gives you the necessary tools and skillset to meet the more complex demands of healthcare. This is a degree-completion program that can be completed in as little as 12 months.1 The program is capped at 20 students per course to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. Additionally, the program is online and easily accessible. RNs with a BSN degree typically have greater opportunities for career advancement, management positions, and higher salaries.

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RN Courses for International Nurses

On top of these options, Unitek also offers RN courses for international nurses. These courses may be ideal for international graduates that would like to work in California. During this process, you will need to pass the NCLEX-RN exam and gain a license from the California State Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). However, the BRN may ask you to enroll in courses at an approved college before taking the NCLEX-RN exam.

If that’s the case, Unitek offers several courses that are approved by the BRN. They include Transition to Professional Nursing, Maternal/Newborn – Theory, Maternal/Newborn – Clinical, Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV – Theory, and Nursing Across the Lifespan IV Med/Surg IV – Clinical.

Put yourself on the career path toward success by joining a community of remarkable students and educators. At Unitek College, you’ll never be just another face in the crowd.

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