If you are compassionate, detail-oriented and love working with people, nursing may be the perfect career for you. The Vocational Nursing Program in Bakersfield, 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 programs include a combination of classroom study and clinical practice in a hospital or other healthcare setting.
Our Lancaster campus is enrolling for an upcoming full-time Vocational Nursing class with a start date of Monday, August 19, 2019. Book your appointment today to visit our campus and find out more.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Vocational Nursing among the fastest growing occupations over the 2016-2026 decade. Employment is projected to grow 12% – much faster than the average job ranking – in response to the growing needs of the healthcare industry and the increasing elderly population. As of 2016, Vocational Nurses held about 724,500 jobs.
Click here to view the HDMC Vocational Nursing program’s NCLEX/PN® statistical report for Quarter 1-19.
The report includes pass rate statistics for first – time candidates who graduated from the HDMC vocational nursing program and tested during Quarter 1-19. (January 1, 2019 through March 30, 2019).
- California Quarter Pass Rate for First-Time Program Candidates during Quarter 1- 2019 was 80%
- California Average Annual Pass Rate for First – Time Program Candidates for Quarter 1- 2019 was 81%
- National Quarter Pass Rate for First – Time Program Candidates during Quarter 1- 2019 was 85%
- National Average Annual Pass Rate for First – Time Program Candidates for Quarter 2- 2018 was 85%