Vocational Nurse

Vocational Nurse

Providing direct patient care

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The Vocational Nursing program at North-West College provides the education and training needed to begin a career working in a variety of different medical and health care facilities.

Graduates of the Vocational Nursing program routinely discover entry-level employment opportunities in a variety of health care related facilities, including:

  • Medical clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Residential care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • HMOs
  • Correctional facilities
  • Government health organizations
  • Home health agencies

Quick Facts about Vocational Nurses*

  • Employment of Vocational Nurses is projected to grow 16 percent nationally from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Many procedures that once could be done only in hospitals are now being done outside of hospitals, creating a greater demand for Vocational Nurses in other settings, such as outpatient care centers.
  • As the number of individuals who have access to health insurance continues to increase due to federal health insurance reform, more LVNs and LPNs will be needed, particularly in ambulatory care settings, to care for the newly insured who seek primary and preventative care services.
  • Most Vocational Nurses work full time. Many work nights, weekends, and holidays, because medical care takes place at all hours. They may be required to work shifts of longer than 8 hours.
*Source: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htmMore information, including median wages and the job outlook for Vocational Nurses in California can be found in the California Occupational Guide published by the State of California Employment Development Department. For the latest national information, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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