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Vocational Nursing Diploma Program

North Hollywood, CA

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 12-month program or evening/weekend 20-month program available.

Program Overview

Train to become an important member of the health care team—and to qualify to pursue roles in a variety of health care settings. Concorde's Vocational Nursing diploma program is designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a licensed vocational nurse (LVNs). LVNs provide basic care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians.

As an LVN, you could do everything from helping feed new babies, changing bandages in acute care, keeping chemotherapy patients comfortable during treatment, and helping older patients dress. You’ll 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 or part-time on evenings and weekends. Daytime students can complete their diploma in as few as 12 months. Evening/weekend students can complete theirs in as few as 20 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 North Hollywood today to schedule a virtual or in-person tour and discover if our nursing program can help you get there!

  1. **Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projected national growth in job openings for licensed practical/vocational nurses 2022-2032 Projections are national. Local job market demand may vary.

ᶛᶛClinical 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. 

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Nursing Learning Concepts

Concorde North Hollywood’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 class room and skills lab. 

Then, you’ll apply those skills during clinical experience in a variety of real-world settings.

  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing 
  • Mental Health Nursing Care
  • NCLEX Review
  • Pharmacology


Lab Hours

Practice On-Campus

Students will complete on-campus labs including simulations and patient care settings. 


Clinical Hours

Real-World Application

Taking what you've learned in the classroom and practiced in a lab will culminate with real-world application through health care site rotation(s).


Concorde Nursing Director in North Hollywood, Anita Jones

North Hollywood Nursing Director

Anita Jones, PhD, RN

Nursing was not my first career choice. But, when my mom became ill and I needed to care for her. It was then that I decided becoming a nurse could help me and my family. I discovered something about myself - I genuinely wanted to have a positive influence on my family and friends' health. My love for people could come through as a nurse.

The desire to help others live their best lives also drew me to teaching. I try to instill in every nursing student that they must have a heart for people. Health ”care” is about caring for others and if you are only looking to become a nurse for financial gain; then you should rethink your career choice.

While you may only be a nursing student for a short-time, learning is a lifelong effort and you have to be completely committed to wanting to see a change in the population’s overall health.

Everyday I wake up excited to help our students pursue a career in nursing. It’s an innate part of my being. This is what motivates me to push past obstacles. I maintain an optimistic mindset and believe our nursing students just need to know that someone cares. I strive to show them that I am their someone.

Career Outlook

Nurses are Key to a Health Care System

The nursing field is expected to continue to grow nationally, driven in part by projected growth in the population and aging baby boomer generation. 

Growth is expected for a number of reasons, including and increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity and demand for healthcare services from aging population. While people live longer, more people will retire, and this will include nursing professionals. 

While the very population that needs nursing care grows, the gap in active nursing professionals will grow. A challenge that will drive additional demand for skilled nursing graduates.


Projected national job demand for Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses from 2022-2032 

Where LVNs Work

  • Hospitals
  • Long-term Care Facilities
  • Physician Offices & Clinics
  • Home Health Agencies
  • Hospice Care

Address and Hours

North Hollywood Campus

12412 Victory Blvd.
North Hollywood, California 91606

PH: (818) 850-7623
FX: (818) 301-2626

Campus Hours of Operation

Monday8 am - 8 pm
Tuesday8 am - 8 pm
Wednesday8 am - 8 pm
Thursday8 am - 8 pm
Friday8 am - 5 pm
SaturdayBy Appointment


Financial Aid

As part of our commitment to your success, Concorde ensures that you have access to comprehensive information and guidance in navigating the financial aid process. Concorde offers financial aid and scholarship programs to those who qualify.


The Vocational Nurse program is approved by the California State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, 2535 Capitol Oaks Dr., Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833; 916-263-7800.

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  1. 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.

  2. Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment.

  3. Financial aid is available to those who qualify but may not be available for all programs. Concorde does not guarantee financial aid or scholarship awards or amounts.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.