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Hayward VN Program

Earn your Vocational Nursing Diploma in Hayward, CA

About the Vocational Nursing Program at Hayward

Advance your nursing career without spending years in school. Through our Vocational Nursing (VN) program in Hayward, California, you can gain your VN diploma in as little as 12 months. Our goal is to prepare you for the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) so that you can become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in as little time as possible. Learn how to promote good health habits, act as an advocate, and provide critical support to the healthcare team. With our VN program, you can refresh your career or start a new one.

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What You’ll Learn

In our Hayward Vocational Nursing program, you will benefit from more than 900 hours of practical training in labs, simulations, and other healthcare facilities. Additionally, you will receive in-class instruction taught by our seasoned faculty. We strive to equip our students with the support and confidence they need to excel in the healthcare industry.

LVNs generally assist with the medical care of patients under the direction of doctors and registered nurses (RNs). They care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled. Our curriculum will teach you how to perform various job duties for this role. These tasks include but are not limited to the following:

Administrative Job Duties

  • Scheduling medical appointments
  • Examining patients
  • Interacting with patients
  • Recording medical histories
  • Noting adverse reactions to medication
  • Administering prescribed medications*
  • Managing intravenous fluids*

Vocational Nursing Program Admissions Requirements for the Hayward Campus

If you’re interested in our Hayward VN program, please review the following steps for a preview of our enrollment process.

1 Career development meeting

2 Admissions interview

3 Assessment exam

4 Unitek application

5 Enrollment agreement

6 Complete any financing arrangements

VN Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

Our program will equip you with specific skillsets that are in high demand for today’s healthcare employers. We will also prepare you for the licensure exam, which is a critical step in your nursing career. Our dynamic curriculum combines professional instruction with applied training, lab work, and academic support. We also cap our classes to ensure that our instructors have more time with each student. Similarly, class caps allow each student’s voice to be heard.

We designed our curriculum with your future career in mind. Some of our course topics include:

  • Nursing Fundamental – Theory
  • Nursing Fundamental – Clinical/Skills
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Maternal and Newborn
  • Pediatrics
  • Professional Development
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I recently graduated from Unitek and I passed the NCLEX on my first try with the minimum amount of questions. I will say that this is the type of program where you have to really study, you get what you put into it, and it will really show in the end.

- Kandance S. (2020 VN Program Graduate)

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The Hayward Campus

Located near Interstate 880 and the Hayward Executive Airport, our campus is situated along Hesperian Boulevard. We offer several lecture rooms, labs, and a learning resource room. There is a student lounge as well, and administrative staff areas that are easily accessible. Additionally, all the programs at Hayward can be completed in one year or less.

Our campus is in a prime location for nursing students who need to commute from the greater Bay Area. It can be an excellent option for those who want to pursue higher education but stay close to their homes. In doing so, they will be able to balance work or family responsibilities with their career training.

Personalized Atmosphere

At our Hayward campus, we call ourselves small but mighty. One great benefit to students is our close-knit community, which is dedicated to their success. This personalized atmosphere creates greater collaboration amongst students and staff. Some alumni even return to further their career and educational goals. Whether you would like to become a Vocational Nurse or a Medical Assistant, you can receive unique, specialized simulation training at our Hayward campus.

High NCLEX-PN Pass Rates

Another great benefit is our NCLEX-PN pass rates. Every year, our graduates score an annual average of 90% or greater. In addition, these pass rates apply to their first attempt. We ultimately seek to prepare you for success in the healthcare field. It all starts with our dedicated staff, who aspire to be a helpful and positive force in your college experience. Students often praise the support they receive from our admissions department, financial aid representatives, and even the business office. Our Campus Director also maintains an open-door policy to ensure that you have everything you need.

I recently finished my Vocational Nursing program at Unitek College. Best decision I made, I just wish I could have done it sooner. It was such an amazing experience.

- Isafe P. (2019 VN Program Graduate)

Campus Location

One impressive feature of our campus is the sense of community that is present between students and faculty. We pride ourselves on being a student-centered institution, striving to incorporate your interests and skills into the learning process. While we provide innovative-classroom learning, high-tech resources, and hands-on training, we also maintain an environment that is centered around nurturing your personal and professional growth.

Hayward Campus
Phone: (855) 808-2732
21615 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541

At Hayward, we maintain a strong relationship with our local healthcare facilities. These efforts allow students like you to participate in supervised externships. In addition, we hold annual program advisory committee meetings (PAC) in order to receive feedback from our local establishments. These discussions give us insight into what skills they require for their medical staff. We incorporate this feedback into our programs so that you will be better prepared for the job market.

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Commonly Asked Questions

You might qualify to become certified in any desired skill if you meet the application requirements and complete it post-graduation. Please speak with our admissions representatives for more information.

We want to ensure that prospective students like you have access to important financial aid information. Our financial advisors would be happy to go through your options and discuss which ones are best suited to your needs. If you are interested, we can even schedule an in-person meeting at our Hayward campus.

*In some states, like California, LVNs can perform these tasks.

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