Vocational Nursing

If you are compassionate, detail-oriented and love working with people, nursing may be the perfect career for you. The Vocational Nursing Program at High Desert Medical College (HDMC) is a great place to begin and you can complete our full-time program in little over a year. Our nursing program includes a combination of classroom study and clinical practice in a hospital or other healthcare setting.

If you are interested in the Vocational Nursing program, all students are required to complete the Vocational Nursing Pre-Requisite courses in advance of admissions. It only takes 4 weeks and is completely online. Click HERE to find out more about our Vocational Nursing Pre-Requisite course.

PRQ Course Start Dates:

  • Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Monday, June 21, 2021

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Vocational Nursing among the fastest growing occupations over the 2019-2029 decade. Employment is projected to grow 9% – faster than the average job ranking – in response to the growing needs of the healthcare industry.

Included with the HDMC Vocational Nursing program tuition is the cost for the NCLEX/PN examBVNPT Application for Licensure by Exam, and the LVN IV Therapy Certification and Blood Withdrawal class.

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Career Overview
As a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), you will be part of a health care delivery team, providing basic nursing care, administering medications, health assessment, documenting a patient’s signs and symptoms as well as carrying out therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. LVNs care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the support direction of physicians and registered nurses.

Accreditation & Approval
Accreditation and approval guarantees students, faculty and the public that the programs at HDMC meet objective and rigorous third-party standards of educational practices. Our Licensed Vocational Nursing program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians. Our institution is also Accredited by ACCET (Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training) and Approved by BPPE (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education).

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Medical - Surgical Nursing
  • Medical - Surgical Mental Health
  • Maternal - Child Health Leadership
  • Clinical in Various Facilities

  • Full-Time Program | Total Clock Hours: 1,687 hours (56 Weeks)
  • Part-Time Program | Total Clock Hours: 1,687 hours (68 Weeks)
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