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 + cost of books & supplies
- Additional expenses up to $3,000.00
- State Licensure fee: $500.00 (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 recieved 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 2 months.
- 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
- *Medical Math (Intermediate Algebra or Math 103)
- Computer Technology/ Study Skills (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, please come to the office, Room A-8.
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 & Drug Screening
- Physcial Examination Form
- Basic Life Support American Heart CPR
- Required Immunizations:
- QFGold/ Hepatitis B/ Varicella/ Tdap/MMR/Flu
- Uniform (top/bottom)
- 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.
Information is listed below:
NAEG International Educational Credential
505 Paradise Road Unit #254
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.