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Vocational Nurse Program

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98% graduation rate; 96% licensure rate; 93% employed in medical field

Accepting applications for September 2024 starting on

Application Opens:  April 1, 2024
 Application Closes:  May 1, 2024
Program Start Date:  
September 5, 2024

Program Overview and Class Schedule

  • Program is offered twice a year in January and September
  • 18-20 month program (1530 hours)
  • 3 Days a week (days vary)
  • Program comprise of 3 Segments:

VN 1Fundamental of Nursing

VN 2Pharmacology
VN 4Health & Illness / Intro to Medical Surgical
VN 4.5Growth & Development
VN 5Introduction to Medical Surgical / Clinical Lab
VN 5.1Introduction to Medical Surgical / Clinical Lab

VN 6Maternity Nursing / Female
VN 6.5Medical Surgical / Leadership
VN 7Intermediate Medical Surgical / Gerontological Nursing
VN 8Ortho / Neuro / Clinical Lab
VN 8.1Maternity / Clinical Lab
VN 8.2Geriatrics / Clinical Lab

VN 9Pediatrics
VN 9.5Principles of Mental Health
VN 10Advanced Medical Surgical
VN 10.5Advanced Medical Surgical
VN 11Pediatrics / Clinical Lab
VN11.1Cardiac / Clinical Lab
VN 11.2Respiratory / Clinical Lab

  • Program is accredited by BVNPT (Board Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians

Application Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Pass the TABE placement test with the following scores:
    • Reading:  536
    • Math:        496
  • Submit a VN Application (RTF)within the application window with the following documents:
    • **High School Diploma or High School Equivalency*
    • **Nurse Assistant Certification (must be active)
    • **Proof of employment as a CNA for a minimum of 350 hours
    • Two letters of recommendation (from anyone except family members)
    • **Government issued photo ID
    • **Birth Certificate
    • **Social Security
    • One 2x2 passport photo
    • Basic Life Support (BLS) American Heart CPR

      **NOTE:  Originals for all the above are required and CAE will take a photocopy

  • Completing the following Pre-requisite Classes:
    Medical Terminology45 hours
    Medical Math (Inter Algebra, Math 103)45 hours
    Nutrition (or FN 40)33 hours
    Anatomy & Physiology60 hours
    Vocational Nurse Prep36 hours
It is a requirement of the California State Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians that all persons applying for a Vocational Nurse program must have a High School Diploma/GED®, Associates Degree or a Bachelor Degree.  If you have a degree from a foreign county, you must get your original transcripts/diplomas translated and evaluated from North American Educational Group.

Contact Information is listed below:
Mailing Address:

Website:  www.naeg.org

NAEG International Educational Credential

mail:  [email protected]

505 Paradise Road Unit #254

Tel: 1-888-539-2804

 Swampscott, MA 01907

Requirements upon Acceptance

  • CAE Student Questionnaire
  • CAE Physical Exam Form
  • CAE Immunization form including:
    • 2-step TB skin Test
    • Hepatitis B Positive TITER
    • Varicella
    • MMR
    • Tdap
    • Flu vaccine (in season)
    • COVID-19 and Booster (both required)
  • American Databank
  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Immunization Tracker
  • 2 Designated forest green scrub tops, bottoms, and 1 lab coat
  • Wristwatch with a second hand (no smart watches)
  • All white nursing shoes (no canvas or tennis shoes)
  • Penlight, stethoscope, and bandage scissors
  • REQUIRED:  Access to a laptop/PC and reliable Internet
    • Cell phones are NOT acceptable

Program Cost

  1. Program Fee is $12,000.00
  2. Additional expenses up to $4,000.00
Background Check/Drug Screening & Immunization Tracker
CAE Health Requirements
Uniforms & Nursing Shoes
State Exam application fee
NCLEX Pearson VUE Testing fee

How to get Started

  1. Complete and pass five Pre-requisite classes with a 78%
  2. Register for the TABE test ($15.00)
  3. Submit VN Application to the Nursing and Allied Health Department with the required documents
  4. For further questions, please call Nursing and Allied Health Department at (559) 327-2860.

Student Aid

Students aids are available to eligible students.
  1. For Federal aid, see PELL Grant for eligibility and requirements.
  2. For California State and local student aids, see Financial Aid Agency for different agencies, eligibility and requirements.
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