About the Vocational Nursing Program at Concord
Advance your career through our Vocational Nursing (VN) program in Concord, California. Through expert instruction and hands-on training, our goal is to equip you with the knowledge and skillset to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). In addition to passing the NCLEX-PN licensure exam, our career services team will strive to help you find employment. This may include a letter of recommendation, job-search strategies, and networking opportunities.
We understand that most people are short on time but would like to pursue rewarding careers. Even though we maintain a well-rounded curriculum, you can complete our Vocational Nursing program in as little as 12 months.
What You’ll Learn
As a Unitek College nursing student, you can expect a rich and dynamic curriculum. We offer classrooms, labs, and learning resource stations. In the classroom, our experienced instructors will provide you with the practical skillsets and knowledge to succeed. In the labs, real-world simulations are employed to prepare you for the field. Throughout this process, you will gain the support and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.
Overall, you will learn how to evaluate patients, secure medical histories, and record reactions to medication. In states like California, you might be permitted to administer prescribed medicines, start intravenous fluids, and provide care to ventilator-dependent patients.
You training will also prepare you for the following duties:
- Complete a plan of care for a specific patient in long-term care
- Complete insurance forms, pre-authorizations, and referrals
- Work with the interdisciplinary team to determine the best course of care for a patient
- Teach family members how to care for a relative
- Inform patients about good health habits
- Supervise nursing assistants and aides
Vocational Nursing Admissions Requirements at Concord
If you wish to apply for our Vocational Nursing program at Concord, please review some of the enrollment steps:
1 Career development meeting
2 Admissions interview
3 Assessment exam
4 Unitek Application
5 Enrollment agreement
6 Financial preparations
I really appreciate the care and effort that was put in by Career Services. Towards the end of the program I was beginning to feel some doubts about getting a job but their whole process (with mock interviews) made me feel a lot more confident.
The Concord Campus
Our campus is located at 1401 Willow Pass Road in Concord, California. This location spans two floors and covers about 24,000 square feet of space. We maintain 7 classrooms, 9 labs, and various learning resource stations. Students in Concord have access to a breakroom and a café within the building. They can also schedule appointments with various administrative staff in the financial aid and career services departments.
Our renovated site includes clinical teaching wards and diagnostic equipment. In addition, Concord instructors utilize medical simulation mannequins (SIM) to better educate their students. Our campus received accreditation in 2015 from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and offers various programs for aspiring healthcare professionals. These include classes for future Medical Assistants and Vocational Nurses, two occupations that fill critical roles in the healthcare system.
While some of our programs have computer-based components, they often utilize hands-on exercises and training simulations. Our VN program is designed to help you find a nursing externship that can also serve as an excellent networking opportunity for your future job prospects.
All our programs feature comprehensive yet efficient coursework. They can be completed in a year or less. To accommodate our working students, we typically offer morning, midday, and evening classes. On Saturdays, we might be open for testing by appointment.
Financial Aid is always on point and they are very precise. They were really good at reminding me to pay my student loans on time - with a smile of course! They all do a great job.
Residents of Concord can enjoy its many attractions, events, classes and community activities. This lively city has provided us with an excellent space for our campus. Journey to 1401 Willow Pass Road, and look for rows of slender palm trees beside a 10-story office tower.
Phone: (888) 919-4220
1401 Willow Pass Rd,
Concord, CA 94520
As a college student, the city of Concord has a lot to offer. For example, there are numerous hiking trails in Concord and the neighboring areas. The Contra Costa Canal Trail is a multi-use, whole-access trail that is one of the most popular walking paths in the Park District system. The trail’s paved pathway is suitable for bikers, runners, and individuals in wheelchairs. If you get a thrill from the great outdoors and prefer day trips, then you might consider making the trek to Mount Diablo. An hour’s drive from Concord, the mighty Mount Diablo boasts spectacular panoramic views.
If that sounds a little too adventurous for your taste, you can always visit the Ruth Bancroft Garden. Lovingly dubbed one of the best water-wise gardens, the Ruth Bancroft Garden is only a 15-minute drive from our Concord Campus. Decades of care have resulted in a 2.5-acre garden that contains more than 2,000 cacti, succulents, trees, and shrubs. This plant life hails from various countries, including Chile, South Africa, and Australia.
Commonly Asked Questions
Does the Concord campus offer a Vocational Nursing program near me?
We welcome students from all around the world to enroll at Unitek College. Most students at our Concord campus are either from the city of Concord or commute from one of the following nearby cities.
We serve Vocational Nursing students across all of Contra Costa County, California:
|Concord, CA||Alamo, CA||Antioch, CA|
|Bay Point, CA||Benicia, CA||Clayton, CA|
|Danville, CA||El Sobrante, CA||Hercules, CA|
|Lafayette, CA||Martinez, CA||Moraga, CA|
|Orinda, CA||Pittsburg, CA||Pleasant Hill, CA|
|Walnut Creek, CA|
How will the Vocational Nursing program prepare me for my future career?
Graduates of our Vocational Nursing program should be adequately prepared to pass the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) so that they can become Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs). Our primary goal is to equip you with the necessary skills to pass the exam and seek employment.
How long is this Vocational Nursing program in Concord?
Our Vocational Nursing program can be completed in as little as 12 months, which will allow you to gain the training you need in a relatively quick amount of time.
Are there any prerequisites for the Concord Vocational Nursing program?
Yes, students who wish to enroll in the Vocational Nursing program in Concord must first complete a prerequisite course that prepares them for the rigors of learning in a fast-paced academic environment. Topics covered during this Vocational Nursing prerequisite course include study skills, critical thinking, nursing education levels, and the role of a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Students will also receive instruction on health care communication, web-based nursing resources, dosage calculations, and medical terminology related to the primary systems of the human body. The course consists of 80 hours of instruction and can be completed in as little as 2 weeks.
What are tuition costs at Concord?
Out-of-pocket costs can vary depending on your individual situation. There are a variety of financial aid options available to students, though. Please speak with an admissions representative to learn more.
Is there public transit nearby?
Yes! Many of our students use public transit. We are one block away from the nearest bus stop, and about one mile from Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).
We also offer free parking in a covered parking garage.
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