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South San Francisco
VN Program

Earn your Vocational Nursing Diploma
in South San Francisco, CA

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)

The community trusts our outstanding faculty as well as our emphasis on student success. We recently introduced new nursing labs with OB/Pediatrics sections, and in 2019, our VN graduates scored an 81% job placement rate.

South San Francisco
VN Program
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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

VN Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

The primary objective of our Vocational Nursing program is to prepare students for licensure and entry-level nursing employment. To achieve this, we provide our students with the resources and settings to deliver the richest learning experience possible.

Our classrooms have individual desks, whiteboards, and projectors, while our lab rooms are equipped with patient care stations that simulate real hospital settings. Each lab contains IV poles, enteral feeding pumps, blood pressure cuffs, scales, patient mannequins, and equipment to practice routine nursing procedures.

Some of our Vocational Nursing courses cover the following topics:

  • 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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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)

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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.

Efficient Programs

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.

Ideal Location

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.

- Victoria G. (2019 VN Program Graduate)

Campus Location

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
Phone: 855-811-6191
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.

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Commonly Asked Questions

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.

The South San Francisco campus is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Our Vocational Nursing program has an expected duration of 12 months.

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