As a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), you will work under the supervision and direction of registered nurses and doctors while administering basic patient care. LVNs may work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospice, or home/residential care facilities. Some LVN duties in these facilities can include wound care, helping bathe or dress patients, help deliver, care for, and feed infants, collect samples for testing, and much more.
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While in school, vocational nurses may learn preventive, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and restorative nursing care plus nursing interventions. You can find LVN diploma programs at several of our Concorde Career College campuses. See if a campus offering LVN classes is near you.
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Are you dreaming of a career serving physicians, RNs, and their patients? Are you searching for a LVN school near you? Concorde can help you begin a career as a vocational nurse through hands-on, clinical training that can prepare you to transition directly to a real-world healthcare career.*Program length can vary by Location, see specific Campus Catalog for program length
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The vocational nurse training at Concorde emphasizes real-world coursework that helps equip you from day one to serve effectively in a variety of health care settings. Once the program is completed, qualified graduates may sit for the NCLEX-PN exam to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
Classroom-to-career skills training
Vocational nursing classes can prepare you comprehensively through emphasis on the following skills and knowledge:
- Preventive nursing care
- Therapeutic nursing care
- Rehabilitative nursing care
- Restorative nursing care
- Nursing interventions
LVN jobs are projected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 11 percent. This field is forecast to continue its growth because of an aging generation of baby boomers. Find out more about what a career in vocational nursing looks like. *Source: bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm 2018-2028
Where can LVNs work?
- Long-term care facilities
- Home health agencies
- Hospice agencies
- Residential care facilities
Accreditation and Licensure
For the campuses in North Hollywood, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Garden Grove:
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.
For the campuses in Dallas and Grand Prairie:
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
What’s the difference between an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and an LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse)?
These are the same job roles. The biggest difference between these two programs is the name, which varies by state. For example, in both California and Texas, this type of nurse is called a VN, while in Florida, Colorado, and Oregon, the LPN name applies. Both LVNs and LPNs work under RNs and doctors and prepare you to take the NCLEX-PN examination to gain licensure. Concorde offers LPN career training as well through our PN diploma program.
How long is the Vocational Nursing Program at Concorde?
You can complete the vocational nurse program in as little as 12 months. However, program length can vary by Concorde campus. Please check with an admissions advisor for program length information.
When does Concorde’s Vocational Nursing Program start?
Call us to find out when the vocational nursing program starts at a Concorde campus location near you. Program start dates can also be found in the campus catalog located at www.concorde.edu.
What is the career outlook for a Vocational Nurse?
According to BLS.gov, this job field is expected to grow by 11 percent through 2028. As the health care needs of baby boomers increase, the continuing need for LVNs is expected to rise.
Why should I become a Vocational Nurse?
Vocational nurses enjoy working in a fast-paced environment. They assist patients with daily living, monitor activity, and provide bedside care. You also have an opportunity to transition into becoming an RN.
Does Concorde offer Vocational Nursing Externships?
Concorde incorporates real-world training and off-site clinical experiences in our programs.
How much is tuition for Concorde’s Vocational Nursing Programs?
For program-specific tuition information, please see the campus catalog.
Below you will find campus-specific information about the Vocational Nursing program.
Garden Grove Campus