About the Vocational Nursing Program at South San Francisco
Our Vocational Nursing (VN) program in South San Francisco, California is designed with your schedule in mind. Although our VN courses are highly intensive and well-rounded, the program can still be completed in as little as 12 months. If night classes are better suited to your schedule, we also offer an evening program that typically takes 17 months to complete.
Students in our VN program learn through a combination of expert lectures, simulation training, and hands-on exercises. We also maintain a highly supportive NCLEX review team that’s led by our Senior VN Instructor and VN Program Director. Our South San Francisco campus recently achieved a 94% NCLEX passing rate for the VN program over the last 12 months, which is among the very highest for all Vocational Nursing schools in California. (Source: Vocational Nursing Program Pass Rates)
What You’ll Learn
The South San Francisco Vocational Nursing program seeks to prepare students for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam. Graduates of our program can perform a number of nursing tasks, including but not limited to the following responsibilities:
- Delivering basic nursing care to patients
- Recording medical histories
- Measuring vital signs and other diagnostics
- Monitoring adverse reactions to medication
- Collaborating with patients, families, and community resources to provide holistic care
- Promoting health awareness, education, and the practice of vocational nursing
VN Program Admissions Requirements for the SSF Campus
If you’d like to enroll in our South San Francisco VN program, please review the following requirements with one of our admissions representatives.
1 Career development session
2 Admissions interview
3 Assessment exam
4 General application
5 Enrollment agreement
6 Financing arrangements
Great school! The school staff is super nice. The instructors actually know who you are and where you stand.
The South San Francisco Campus
The South San Francisco location occupies more than 7,000 square feet, where we maintain multiple classrooms, skills labs, and computer centers. Our students can also access our campus library, student lounge, and several administrative offices, including admissions, career-services, and financial aid. When you factor in our nearly unlimited parking, South San Francisco can offer an amazing campus experience.
Furthermore, we received the ACCSC School of Distinction Award in 2018. The ACCSC is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.
Through our Vocational Nursing program, you can pursue your dreams without spending years in school. Whether you’re beginning your career or starting a new one, you can complete the Vocation Nursing program in as little as 12 months.
The proximity of our campus to major healthcare organizations is a tremendous asset for many of our students. Two Kaiser facilities are located within minutes of our campus, and multiple long-term care facilities and physicians’ offices are also nearby.
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 South San Francisco campus is situated near the Junipero Serra Freeway as well as several frequented establishments. These include Costco, Trader Joe’s, Kaiser Permanente, and more.
South San Francisco Campus
257 Longford Drive #5
South San Francisco, CA 94080
We are minutes away from San Francisco, and you can easily commute from our campus using the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system. If you enjoy shopping, both the Serramonte and Tanforan malls are about a 5-minute drive from our location. In South San Francisco, you’ll find beautiful views amid the peninsula’s temperate climate. This official city website provides an abundance of information for residents and visitors.
Commonly Asked Questions
Does the South San Francisco 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 South San Francisco campus are either from the city of South San Francisco or commute from one of the following nearby cities.
We serve Vocational Nursing students across all of San Mateo County, California:
|South San Francisco, CA||Alameda, CA||Belmont, CA|
|Burlingame, CA||Daly City, CA||Foster City, CA|
|Half Moon Bay, CA||Hillsborough, CA||Millbrae, CA|
|Oakland, CA||Pacifica, CA||San Bruno, CA|
|San Carlos, CA||San Francisco, CA||San Leandro, CA|
|San Mateo, CA|
What do the class schedules typically look like?
In our Vocational Nursing program, we offer both day and night cohorts every year. For more information, please reach out to our admissions department and speak with a campus representative.
When is the South San Francisco campus open?
The South San Francisco campus is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
How long is the Vocational Nursing program in South San Francisco?
Our Vocational Nursing program has an expected duration of 12 months.
Are there any prerequisites for the South San Francisco Vocational Nursing program?
Yes, students who wish to enroll in the Vocational Nursing program in South San Francisco 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.
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