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Did you know that today there are more people than ever who require health care services? As the Baby Boomer population ages, the overall need for health care services is expected to increase. In addition, the number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to grow due to federal health insurance reform. This means there are more career opportunities to work in the health care industry than ever before.

Learn how North-West College can help you become a Vocational Nurse with its training programs, and begin working alongside physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in a clinic, physician's office, hospital or other health care facility.

North-West College offers this program at five campus locations in the greater Los Angeles area, including: West Covina, Pomona Valley, Riverside, Long Beach and Van Nuys.

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Job Growth Outlook:

Employment of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) is projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

As the Baby Boomer population ages, the overall need for health care services is expected to increase. LPNs and LVNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for older patients.

Vocational Nurses

Percent change in employment, projected 2016-26*

Vocational Nurse / Practical Nurse
12%
Other health care support occupations
14%
Total, all occupations
7%
Number of Jobs, 2016:
724,500
Employment Change, 2016-26:
88,900
Job Growth Outlook:(Faster than average)
12%

Vocational Nursing Program Overview

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide direct patient care under the direction of a Registered Nurse or a licensed physician. Vocational Nurses provide individual- and family-centered nursing care, and help assess the basic physical, emotional, spiritual, and sociocultural needs of the patient.

Vocational Nursing professionals are employed in a variety of health care settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, physicians' offices, clinics, correctional facilities and home health care agencies.

Vocational Nurses routinely perform a variety of important tasks, including:

  • Monitoring patients’ health and vital signs (for example, by checking blood pressure).
  • Providing basic patient care, including administering medications and injections, changing bandages and inserting catheters.
  • Providing for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress.
  • Discussing the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns.
  • Reporting patients’ status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors.
  • Recording patient health and medical information.
  • Other important health care tasks.

 

The Vocational Nursing program at North-West College can provide you with the health care knowledge and training required to begin a career as a Vocational Nurse working in a medical office, clinic, doctor's office, HMO, rehabilitation center, hospital and other health care facilities. This program is offered in our Anaheim, West Covina, Pomona, Van Nuys, Riverside, and Long Beach campuses, or you can enroll in our online training programs.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

The Vocational Nurse program offered by North-West College meets the education requirements for a program of study designed to lead to licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in the State of California.

The State of California requires that an applicant for a Licensed Vocational Nurse professional licensure complete a nursing program that consists of 1,530-clock hours at an institution approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).

The California BVNPT has approved North-West College, and the College’s Vocational Nurse program exceeds the 1,530-clock hour requirement. The student must also pass the NCLEX-PN exam to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse, which is offered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. after a student successfully completes the College’s Vocational Nurse program.

See the NCLEX-PN pass rates here:

BVNPT Vocational Nursing Program Pass Rates

North-West College has not made a determination that the College’s Vocational Nurse program meets the Licensed Vocational Nurse professional licensure requirements of any other state.

 


* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm (visited March 2019).

** North-West College cannot guarantee employment.

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