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Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nursing Schools in California

Vocational Nurses are entry-level nurses who care for sick, injured, or convalescing patients, under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.

The Charter College vocational nurse training program provides students with nursing skills for direct patient care. Graduates should be able to function as part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in selected healthcare settings with individuals, families and communities across the life span. If you are looking for the right nursing program in California, contact Charter College to learn more about the skills you can develop in this program.

Jobs for Vocational Nurses include Staff Nurse, Industrial Nurse, Private Nurse, Practical Nurse and General Nurse. Employment in this field requires a license in California* and the Charter College Vocational Nursing program prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical/Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN Examination).

* Licensing in other states may differ

Admissions requirements:

1. Be 18 years of age or older.

2. Have a High School Diploma or its equivalent (GED). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated and approved prior to applying to the Vocational Nursing Program.

3. Complete a personal interview with an Admissions Representative.

4. Pass two skills-based tests, Wonderlic test minimum of 275 Verbal and 250 Math.

5. Pass the Scholastic Level Exam with a minimum score of 12.

6. Write a one page essay addressing the following questions - What do you think are the ideal characteristics of a nurse and how do you match up to them?

7. Complete a personal interview with a Vocational Nursing Program Representative.

8. Complete enrollment process and all documents with Admission Representative.

Program Highlights:

  • Fundamentals of nursing and direct patient care
  • Hands-on training taught by industry professionals
  • In-clinic training with patients early in program
  • Training in medical-surgical nursing, family nursing/obstetrics, pediatrics, mental health, home health, hospice and rehabilitation

Fast Track:
14 months

Start that dream career in nursing faster with Charter College. Charter College offers an accelerated and flexible year-round schedule that helps you to graduate quickly. Classes enrolling now.

Offered at Charter College Canyon Country.