Vocational Nurse Training Program - LVN

Practical Nursing Program

Pursue a rewarding career
as a Licensed Practical Nurse

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, We Have Expanded the Use of Our Distance Education Platform to Offer More Online Classes in This Program Until Further Notice.

Practical Nursing Program Overview

Our Practical Nursing program provides you with the hands-on training and industry support you need to pursue a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). In fact, our program is specifically designed to prepare aspiring nurses for success. You can now benefit from online instruction as well as clinical simulations. In addition, we assist you with passing the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) so that you can become a Licensed Practical Nurse after graduation.

Click here to read our PN licensure disclosure.

Due to the pandemic, we have converted into an online hybrid program. While future classes will require on-ground attendance, you can complete the first module entirely online.

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What you need to know

Frequently Asked Questions

Licensed Practical Nurses provide basic medical care under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and doctors. Their job duties often vary and depend on their employer as well as the state in which they work.

In May 2018, the median annual wage for LPNs was $46,240. The highest 10 percent earned more than $62,160. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the top industries in which they worked were as follows: government; nursing and residential care facilities; home healthcare services; hospitals at the state, local, and private level; and offices of physicians.

Yes, LPNs and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) represent the same job. One of the two titles will be used depending on your current location in the United States.

The first step is to pursue an approved educational program as well as the licensure exam (NCLEX-PN). If you choose a diploma program, you can typically complete your studies in one to two years. However, our PN program can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Click here to read our PN licensure disclosure.

A Practical Nursing program seeks to prepare aspiring nurses for the challenges they will undertake as a licensed nurse. Some programs will also assist students with passing the national licensure exam. 

Click here to read our PN licensure disclosure.

Our Practical Nursing program at Unitek College can be completed in as little as 12 months. If you’d like to pursue a healthcare career without spending years in school, this might be an ideal choice for you.

Like most healthcare programs, the fees paid by each student can vary depending on their individual situation. A variety of financial aid options are available to our students at Unitek. For more information, reach out to our friendly admissions representatives.

The Practical Nursing program at Unitek College is currently presented in a blended format. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it will include both online and on-ground courses. However, students will not participate in on-ground simulations until it is safe to do so.

If you are a Licensed Vocational Nurse from Nevada, you must contact the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) and apply for licensure. The likelihood of California licensure is high if you have a current active unrestricted license and you graduated from an accredited Practical Nursing program.

Practical Nursing Career Overview

Nursing is a healthcare career that’s in demand. Not only does the BLS predict a 9 percent growth by 2029, but healthcare occupations in general are expected to create 2.4 million new jobs. Licensed Practical Nurses play a vital role in this field, working alongside RNs and physicians while providing basic care. Their job duties can change depending on the location and employer, but they typically include some variation of the following:

  • Assess and monitor patients
  • Report adverse reactions to medication or treatment
  • Gather information from patients, including their health history and how they are currently feeling
  • Administer prescribed medications, start intravenous fluids, and provide care to ventilator-dependent patients according to state regulations

Practical Nursing Enrollment Process

The enrollment process for Unitek College can be completed entirely online. To enroll in our Practical Nursing program at Unitek College, you must complete the following steps:

  • Career planning session and admissions interview
  • Submit proof of high school education or equivalent
  • Entrance assessment test
  • Admissions application
  • Enrollment agreement
  • Financing arrangements and, if applicable, all documents needed to obtain an official award letter for Federal Student Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

As a potential Unitek College student, you might have many options for student financial aid. Our experienced financial aid representatives can help you determine eligibility and apply. For example, loans can be used to help you cover expenses like the following:

  • Tuition
  • Books & Supplies
  • Room and Board
  • Living Expenses

Reach out to a financial aid representative for more information.

Practical Nursing Campus Locations

Contact our Reno campus to learn more about how to become a Practical Nurse or to enroll in the program.  Your future starts at Unitek College.

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