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Vocational Nurse Program

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Nursing and Allied Health Department

Office RoomA8
Monday thru Thursday7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Phone:(559) 327 - 2860

Vocational Nurse Application Deadline:
September 1, 2021 - October 1, 2021 
for January 2022


Program Information & Schedule

  • Program is offered twice a year in January and September
  • 18-20 month program (1530 hours)
  • 3 Days a week (days vary)
  • 3 Segments
  • Program Fee:
    • $12,000.00 plus cost of books & supplies
    • Additional expenses up to $3,000.00 
      • Textbooks
      • Supplies
      • Uniforms
      • etc.
    • State Licensure fee:  $700.00 (not part of CAE fees)
  • Program is accredited by BVNPT (Board Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians

Requirements to be considered for the VN Program

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Pass a Level A TABE test at 11.0 or higher
  • Vocational Nurse Application submitted to the Nursing Department by the application deadline
  • High School Diploma or an HSE/GED® (if you received your diploma outside of the U.S., see IMPORTANT NOTE at bottom)
  • Current Nurse Assistant Certification
    • Must provide proof of employment as a CNA for a minimum of 350 hours.
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (accepted from anyone other than family members)
  • The following VN Pre-Requisites Classes must be completed for the VN program and not older than 5 years:
    • Nurse Assistant Certification (must be active)
    • *Medical Terminology
    • *Anatomy & Physiology
    • *Nutrition
    • *Medical Math (Intermediate Algebra or Math 103)
    • VN Prep, Vocational Nurse Preparation (required to be taken at Clovis Adult Education)

NOTE:   *These pre-requisite classes are offered on our campus 3 times a year:

  • January, May and September
  • One night per week at various times
  • Ask if current schedule is available
  • To register for VN Pre-Requisite Classes, register online only.

Requirements upon acceptance into the program:

  • A 2x2 color passport photo
  • **Government issued photo I.D.
  • **Birth Certificate
  • **Social Security Card
  • Student Health Questionnaire
  • Background Clearance and Drug Screening
  • Student Health Requirement Form
  • Basic Life Support American Heart CPR
  • Required Immunizations:  
    • Hepatitis B/ Varicella/ Tdap/MMR/Flu
  • Forest green uniform (top/bottom)
  • 2 uniforms sets 1 Jacket
  • Wristwatch with a second sweeping hand
  • Stethoscope
  • Bandage scissors
  • Penlight
  • White Nursing Shoes
  • Personal Laptop or access to one

NOTE:  **Originals are required and CAE will take a photocopy.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  This must be completed prior to entering the VN Program.

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 country, 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


IMPORTANT:  Under "NOTES" it must state:  These studies are equivalent to either a High School equivalency or GED® Test or a High School Diploma in the United States.


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