Prepare for a new career sooner than you think
Have you always dreamed of being in the health care field, helping patients with their basic needs during appointments and stays? Gain the fundamental knowledge about the nursing profession and health care system by becoming a vocational nurse.
Learn the Fundamentals of Patient Care
- Learn foundational skills to care for patients from birth to the elder years.
- Program includes NCLEX-PN review to help you prepare for the licensure exam.‡
- Daytime 13-month program or evening available at both our Dallas and Grand Prairie locations.*
- Evening/weekend 21-month program available at our Grand Prairie location.*
Train to become an important member of the health care team- and to qualify to pursue roles in a variety of health care settings. Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians.
LVNs may do a little of everything: helping feed new babies, changing bandages in acute care, keeping chemotherapy patients comfortable during treatment, or helping older patients dress. They also update patient charts and communicate important information to the rest of the health care team.
Daytime or Evening/Weekend Program Format
You can pursue your vocational nursing diploma in a full-time daytime format at either of our Dallas and Grand Prairie locations, or part-time on evenings and weekends at our Grand Prairie campus.
Daytime students can complete their diploma in as few as 13months. Evening/weekend students can complete theirs in as few as 21 months. The curriculum and clinical experiences will be the same.
Take the Next Step Now
Think you’d love to work as a vocational nurse? Contact Concorde in Grand Prairie today to learn if our program can help you get there!
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
**Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for practical and vocational nurses 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
***Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
‡Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
ᶛ Externships are a non-paid in-person learning experience, who's length and location may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee externship placement, graduation, post-externship employment or salary outcomes.
National Employment Demand (2020-2030)
Concorde’s vocational nursing diploma teaches the knowledge and skills you need to prepare to serve patients with a wide range of conditions and needs. You’ll learn practical skills for taking vital signs, inserting catheters and more in the classroom. Then, you’ll apply those skills during clinical experience in a variety of real-world settings.
Nursing Learning Concepts
- Foundations of Nursing
- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
- Human Growth and Development
- Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
- Mental Health Nursing Care
- NCLEX Review
*Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.
**Clinical hour requirements and delivery may vary by campus location and may be subject to change. Concorde does not guarantee clinical site assignments based upon student preference or geographic convenience; nor do clinical experiences guarantee graduation, post-clinical employment or salary outcomes.
Job growth for LVNs looks strong, thanks to growing demand for health care nationally.
- 9% Job Growth Nationwide for LPNs/LVNs, 2020-2030*
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for practical and vocational nurses 2020-2030 https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.
Where might LVNs work?**
- Long-term care facilities
- Home health agencies
- Hospice agencies
- Residential care facilities
**Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.
The Vocational Nursing program has been granted full approval by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Texas Board of Nursing: 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701; 512-305-7400; www.bon.texas.gov