Vocational Nurse Training Program - LVN

Vocational Nursing

Make helping others your career
as a Vocational Nurse

Vocational Nursing Program Overview

The Vocational Nursing program at Unitek College provides the hands-on training, practical experience, and industry support needed to pursue a rewarding career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. The program is specifically designed to prepare aspiring nurses for a successful career in the field.

Students will benefit from more than 900 hours of combined hands-on training in simulations, labs, and healthcare facilities, allowing them to enter the healthcare industry with confidence. In addition, Unitek assists students with passing the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) so that they can become Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) in California.

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What you need to know

Frequently Asked Questions

A Vocational Nursing program provides you with the hands-on training, practical experience, and industry support needed to pursue a rewarding career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

Licensed Vocational Nurses, or LVNs, assist in the medical care of patients under the direction of doctors and registered nurses. They care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled.

Out-of-pocket costs for vocational nursing school can vary depending on your individual situation. There are a variety of financial aid options available to students. Reach out to an admissions representative for more information.

Vocational Nursing students can expect to receive hundreds of hours of combined hands-on training in simulations, labs, and medical facilities to prepare them for a career in the healthcare industry.

The Vocational Nursing program can be completed in as little as 12 months, allowing students to gain the training they need without spending years in school.

Vocational Nursing program graduates should be adequately prepared to pass the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) so that they can become Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs).

LVN salaries can vary depending on the location, employer, and experience of an LVN. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses was $46,240 as of May 2018.*

Demand for Vocational Nurses

Employment of licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is faster than the average for all occupations.1 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as the baby-boomer population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. Vocational nurses will be needed in many settings, including nursing homes, extended care facilities, hospitals, doctors’ offices and private homes.

Vocational Nurse Duties and Responsibilities Include

LVNs assess and monitor their patients, report adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and gather information from patients including their health history and how they are currently feeling. In some states, including California, LVNs are permitted to administer prescribed medicines, start intravenous fluids, and provide care to ventilator-dependent patients. They may use this information to complete a plan of care for a specific patient in long-term care; to complete insurance forms, pre-authorizations, and referrals; and to work with the interdisciplinary team to help determine the best course of care for a patient. LVNs often teach family members how to care for a relative or teach patients about good health habits. LVNs supervise nursing assistants and aides.

Enrollment Process

To enroll in the Unitek College Vocational Nursing Program, a prospective student 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

Vocational Nursing Campus Locations

Contact any of our campuses to learn more about how to become a Vocational Nurse or to enroll in the program.  Your future starts at Unitek College.



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