Vocational Nursing – Lancaster

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 examBVNPT 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.



Career Highlights & Opportunity
As a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in Lancaster, 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
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical in Various Facilities

  • Full-Time Program | Total Clock Hours: 1,595 hours (52 Weeks)
  • Part-Time Program | Total Clock Hours: 1,595 hours (90 Weeks)
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