If you are compassionate, detail-oriented and love working with people, nursing may be the perfect career for you. The Vocational Nursing Program in Lancaster, 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.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Vocational Nursing among the fastest growing occupations over the 2018-2018 decade. Employment is projected to grow 11% – much faster than the average job ranking – in response to the growing needs of the healthcare industry.
OUR NURSING PROGRAM IS STRONG! High Desert Medical College achieved a 100% NCLEX/PN* pass rate for Quarter 3 – 2019. Included with the HDMC Vocational Nursing program tuition is the cost for the NCLEX/PN exam, BVNPT Application for Licensure by Exam, and the LVN IV Therapy Certification and Blood Withdrawal class.
Click here to view the HDMC Vocational Nursing program’s NCLEX/PN® statistical report for Quarter 3-2019. The report includes pass rate statistics for first-time candidates who graduated from the HDMC vocational nursing program and tested during Quarter 3-2019. (July 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019).
In comparison, below is the state and national NCLEX pass rates:
- California Quarter Pass Rate for First-Time Program Candidates during Quarter 3 – 2019 was 79%
- California Average Annual Pass Rate for First – Time Program Candidates for Quarter 3 – 2019 was 79%
- National Quarter Pass Rate for First – Time Program Candidates during Quarter 3 – 2019 was 87%
- National Average Annual Pass Rate for First – Time Program Candidates for Quarter 3 – 2019 was 86%
*NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is a nationwide examination for the licensing of nurses in the United States and Canada since 1982 and 2015, respectively. There are two types, the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN.