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Bakersfield VN Program

Earn your Vocational Nursing Diploma in Bakersfield, CA

About the Vocational Nursing Program at Bakersfield

Enroll today in our Vocational Nursing (VN) program in Bakersfield, California. We understand the time constraints that may prevent you from pursuing your career goals. That’s why our curriculum, though comprehensive and well rounded, takes just 12 months to complete. To further accommodate your schedule, we also offer an evening VN program that can be completed in as little as 17 months.

At Bakersfield, we believe your success is our success. Here, you will receive outstanding faculty support to keep you focused and motivated to graduate. Our career services team will also provide you with job-search assistance before and after graduation.

Bakersfield VN Program
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What You’ll Learn

The Bakersfield Vocational Nursing program will provide you the skills, knowledge, and experience to pass the VN licensure exam and launch a successful career as a Vocational Nurse. Our nursing courses combine professional instruction with simulation exercises and lab work.

Below are just some of the nursing duties you will learn to perform:

  • Assessing and monitoring patients
  • Gathering patient health information
  • Administering prescribed medications
  • Starting intravenous fluids
  • Providing care to ventilator-dependent patients
  • Developing treatment plans for patients in long-term care
  • Preparing insurance forms, pre-authorizations, and referrals
  • Consulting patients and their families on a variety of healthcare matters
  • Supervising nursing aides and assistants

VN Program Admissions Requirements at Bakersfield

If you would like to enroll in our Vocational Nursing program, please review the following steps and admissions requirements:

1 Career development session & admissions interview

2 Entrance exam

3 General application

4 Enrollment agreement

5 Prepare any financing arrangements

VN Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

Unitek employs a dynamic curriculum to ensure you receive the best healthcare education. Those enrolled in the Bakersfield Vocational Nursing program will complete more than 900 hours of applied training in simulations, labs, and healthcare facilities. They will also receive professional, in-class instruction taught by seasoned instructors. Throughout this process, they will gain the support and confidence needed to successfully enter the healthcare industry.

Here are some of the topics covered by our Vocational Nursing courses:

  • Nursing Fundamentals – Theory
  • Nursing Fundamentals – Clinical/Skills
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Medical-Surgical – Theory
  • Medical-Surgical – Clinical
  • Maternal and Newborn
  • Pediatrics
  • Professional Development
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Honestly, the best part of this school were my instructors. They were the most compassionate instructors you will ever meet. They understood how hard the program was and devoted time into helping every student in our class that came to them.

- KC Nguyen. (2020 VN Program Graduate)

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The Bakersfield Campus

Unitek’s Bakersfield campus maintains multiple classrooms, skills labs, computer labs, administrative offices, and a student lounge. We are also located in a standalone, fully self-occupied building, which enhances our college student environment.

All academic programs in Bakersfield can be completed in a year or less. We provide students with an invaluable education in several healthcare fields. Our Vocational Nursing program is an ideal choice for many of our students, as it often leads to a stable and rewarding career in healthcare.

Practical Experience

At Bakersfield, every program offers on-campus simulation training and can lead you to graduate with practical experience on your resume. We also provide Vocational Nursing students with a supervised externship. This externship can be critical to your success, as it enables you to practice your learned skills in real-world settings.

Supportive Facilities

Various graduates have commented on our supportive facilities. Specifically mentioned is our campus library, no-cost printing policy, and well-stocked vending machines. They also impressed upon the helpfulness of our instructors, who will at times provide Friday tutoring sessions to help students pass their NCLEX exam on their first attempt. Finally, many of our graduates have expressed their appreciation for our clinical sites and financial aid team.

Great school! The school staff is super nice. The instructors actually know who you are and where you stand.

- Satbir S. (2019 VN Program Graduate)

Campus Location

Bakersfield is a city in California that sits near the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley and Central Valley region. Located in Southern California, Bakersfield is the largest city in Kern County. With its sunny weather and mild winters, it’s easy to see why many enjoy living here.

Bakersfield Campus
Phone: (888) 912-8512
333 Palmer Dr. Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93309

At Bakersfield, you will find a centrally located campus with easy access and plenty of student parking. The area is quiet and friendly, as Bakersfield is a growing city with a budding healthcare field. Our campus is within range of the Stockdale and Golden State Highways.

We are also surrounded by several eateries and attractions. These include the Bakersfield Spa Institute, In-N-Out Burger, Pizza Hut, Outback Steakhouse, and more. We are also close to Las Vegas and Los Angeles for weekend getaways.

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Commonly Asked Questions

At our Bakersfield campus, we offer a variety of full time and part-time options. We also offer multiple start dates with various entry points to meet the needs of our students and their career plans.

Depending on the program you choose, they can be completed anywhere from 9 months to 3 years. For instance, our BSN program has an expected duration of 3 years. However, our Medical Assisting program can be completed in as little as 9 months.

As soon as you feel you are ready. Because of our recurring start dates throughout the year, we have a relatively flexible enrollment schedule. Keep in mind, however, most programs have application deadlines. That’s why it’s important you begin to gather and review your admissions materials as soon as you decide to pursue your nursing career.

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