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Fremont VN Program

Earn your Vocational Nursing Diploma
in Fremont, CA

About the Vocational Nursing Program in Fremont, CA

At Unitek College in Fremont, California, you will gain the necessary skills to pass the licensing exam and begin your nursing career. Covering more than 50,000 square feet and serving as the main campus for Unitek College, the Fremont college offers several nursing programs.

Here, Vocational Nursing students have access to 13 classrooms and 10 simulation labs. Our nursing labs contain patient-care stations to simulate actual hospital settings. As a VN student, you will learn to use various types of medical equipment, such as IV poles, enteral feeding pump, blood pressure cuffs, and adult and pediatric mannequins. Our students also have access to our extensive library, student lounge, and career-services center.

* Most applicants are required to meet with the Admissions department a minimum of 21 days prior to the start date to be eligible to begin the program. Contact us with questions if you have individual circumstances.

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What you’ll learn

The Fremont Vocational Nursing program combines simulation training with professional instruction to create a well-rounded curriculum. Our VN courses focus on the best-student outcomes and successful licensure. Nursing instructors seek to prepare you through a caring, guided style of learning, which ensures a team approach between student and teacher.

In the end, our primary goal is to prepare you for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam so that you can seek employment as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

Graduates of our program are trained to perform the following nursing functions:

  • Deliver basic nursing care to patients.
  • Assist in the coordination of patient care as a member of the healthcare team.
  • Collaborate effectively with patients, families, the healthcare team, and community resources to provide holistic care.
  • Assume responsibility as a member of the nursing profession by demonstrating accountability for their practice and promoting the field of Vocational Nursing.

Admissions Requirements for the Fremont Vocational Nursing Program

To enroll in our Vocational Nursing program, you must complete the necessary steps for admissions. These include the following:

1 Career development meeting

2 Admissions interview

3 Submit proof of high school
diploma or equivalent

4 Assessment exam

5 Unitek Application

6 Enrollment agreement

7 Financial preparations

VN Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

Our Fremont VN program can be completed in as little as 12 months, which is ideal for recent high school graduated or busy career changers. If you like to help people, this could very well be the right program for you. Developed by an expert nursing faculty, our courses use an active-learning approach. They include hands-on exercises and nursing externship.

Upon completion of our Vocational Nurse training, you will have gained 1,620 instructional clock hours. This includes 660 hours of didactic/theory and 960 hours of supervised lab and clinical instruction. You will learn how to evaluate patients and their needs, while also learning how to effectively communicate with them about their medical histories and past treatment experiences.

At Fremont, we’re always refining our approach to meet the evolving needs our healthcare system. To stay ahead, we work with community healthcare partners to evaluate our program so that we may continually deliver better services to our students and local community.

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After I graduated I felt very well prepared for the NCLEX and passed it on the first try!

- Allison T. (2020 VN Program Graduate)

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The Fremont Campus

Unitek College began offering healthcare education in Fremont, California in 2002. Today, Fremont maintains a roster of programs with accelerated courses: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Medical Assisting, Medical Office Administration, Vocational Nursing, and Information Technology. Fremont also offers Registered Nursing (RN) courses for international nurses.

According to Fremont’s annual financial report, Washington Hospital and Kaiser Permanente are some of the top employers in the city. If you complete your nursing education at Fremont, you will be uniquely positioned to network with local employers. Our VN program also features a supervised externship for real-world experience.

We seek to provide a diverse group of students with a unique educational experience. Some of our students are first-time college goers, while others are career changers who would like to pursue their dreams. Regardless of your previous educational background or experience, our motto is always the same: It is never too late to take that first step.

School of Excellence

Our Fremont campus has been recognized as a “School of Excellence” by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). This award commends institutions for their commitment to the rigors of the ACCSC endorsement as well as their efforts to maintain the highest levels of success among their students. Additionally, in 2010, the U.S. Department of Education approved Fremont to participate as a Title IV awarding institution.

Career Support

Some other benefits of our Fremont programs include advanced placement for LVNs, NCLEX passing assistance, and employment support. This advanced placement option for LVNs—known as “LVN to BSN”—allows current Vocational Nurses to skip the first year of our BSN program. At our Fremont campus, you will also find committed faculty who care deeply about their program and students.

For someone who wants great clinical experience, good instructors, and awesome staff, this is probably your best bet for a vocational nursing school.

- Shanel T. (2020 VN Program Graduate)

Campus Location

Framed by sunny skies and gradual mountainous views, our Fremont campus is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. It lies near the arterial I-880 highway at 4670 Auto Mall Parkway. In addition, our campus sits in a safe area of the city with several nearby establishments. These include a performing arts studio, a fitness center, and several eateries.

Fremont Campus
Phone: (888)-775-1514
4670 Auto Mall Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538

Location and convenience are important aspects to consider when choosing a Vocational Nursing program. When you consider the amount of time you will likely spend on campus, these neighboring businesses become especially important, as you might need to purchase food or run errands.

Not only is our campus conveniently located, but it lies within a rapidly growing area. This allows the Fremont location to meet the needs of a multicultural community with several generations of people. At our campus, you will find students from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups (18 to 60 years old).

The Fremont campus also supports the community through blood drives and local health fairs.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Our classroom instruction is typically capped at 36 students. There is a 15:1 student/faculty ratio for our skills lab and clinical experiences.

In Fremont, our campus occupies more than 50,000 square feet! The sizes of our classrooms are fairly large, and our labs are well stocked with medical equipment, medical mannequins, and medical-simulation rooms. Altogether, our Fremont location offers 13 classrooms and 10 labs.

There are multiple VN program start dates throughout the calendar year. Your program start date will depend on your enrollment period. Please speak with an admissions representative in Fremont to receive an accurate estimate based on your individual circumstances.

The Unitek Fremont campus offers a career services team, a financial aid department, a roster of doctorate faculty, and more. Specifically, our career services team offers mock interviews, resume assistance, job search strategies, and general employment assistance.

The Vocational Nursing program will prepare you for a career in nursing as well as your licensing exam. In addition, our supervised externships allow you to gain great experience and networking opportunities. Our career services team also works tirelessly to help graduates find their dream job.

Our VN program can prepare you for employment as a Vocational Nurse. If you’d like to advance your career, we also offer programs for an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree. Both of these programs seek to prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse.

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