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Vocational Nursing Program

Train to be an LVN! Learn hands-on for a career in Vocational Nursing. Evening and weekend classes available!

13
months 20 mos for Evenings/Weekends
3
locationsLos Angeles, Ontario and Orange County
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Be ready to excel as a vocational nurse with real-world training on real equipment.

Get the training you'll need to perform under pressure. Through a Licensed Vocational Nursing
(LVN) program, you can learn important, life-saving skills from expert faculty in labs and classrooms that are modeled after real medical settings.

Choosing the right vocational nursing school can be difficult. At ACC, we emphasize hands-on training and real-world preparation. Our Vocational Nursing training program is designed to prepare you for the national licensing examination, which is needed in order to become an LVN.

If you live in Southern California, you can find an ACC LVN program near you! We offer our Vocational Nursing program at our three Southern California campuses: Los Angeles, Ontario and Orange County.

Program approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)

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In ACC's Vocational Nursing Program, You'll Learn to:

Learn to Monitor Blood Pressure

Monitor Blood Pressure

Learn to Measure Heart Rate

Measure Heart Rate

Learn to Patient Care

Care for Patients

Learn Data Collection

Collect Data

Learn License Prep

Prepare for Licensure

Vocational Nursing Course List

Learn more about what's in store for you in the Vocational Nursing diploma program. For more on vocational nursing courses, visit the college catalog.

Term 1

Module Number

Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

ANA100 Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology 30 0 0 30 3.0
VOCN100 Fundamentals of Nursing 82 0 0 82 8.0
VOCN100L Fundamentals of Nursing Lab 0 120 0 120 6.0
VOCN100C Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical 0 0 60 60 2.0
VOCN110 Nutrition 30 0 0 30 3.0
 

Totals

142

120

60

322

22.0

Term 2

Module Number

Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VOCN200 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 60 0 0 60 6.0
VOCN200C Medical-Surgical Nursing I - Clinical 0 0 210 210 7.0
VOCN210 Geriatrics 10 0 0 10 1.0
VOCN210C Geriatrics Clinical 0 0 30 30 1.0
PSYCH1 Psychology 30 0 0 30 3.0
PHARM1 Pharmacology I 30 0 0 30 3.0
 

Totals

130

0

240

370

21.0

Term 3

Module Number

Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VOCN300 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 90 0 0 90 9.0
VOCN300C Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical 0 0 210 210 7.0
VOCN310 Mental Health 15 0 0 15 1.5
VOCN310C Mental Health Clinical 0 0 45 45 1.5
GD300 Growth and Development 30 0 0 30 3.0
PHARM2 Pharmacology II 30 0 0 30 3.0
 

Totals

165

0

255

420

25.0

Term 4

Module Number

Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VOCN400 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 94 0 0 94 9.0
VOCN400C Medical-Surgical Nursing III Clinical 0 0 220 220 7.0
VOCN410 Maternal Child Nursing 30 0 0 30 3.0
VOCN410L Maternal Child Nursing Skills Lab 0 32 0 32 1.5
VOCN410C Maternal Child Nursing Clinical 0 0 28 28 0.5
VOCN420A Concept Mastery I § 30 0 0 30 3.0
VOCN420B Concept Mastery II § 24 0 0 24 2.0
 

Totals

178

32

248

458

26.0

Term 1

Module Number: ANA100
Title Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0
Module Number: VOCN100
Title Fundamentals of Nursing
Theory Hours 82
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 82
Quarter Credits 8.0
Module Number: VOCN100L
Title Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 120
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 120
Quarter Credits 6.0
Module Number: VOCN100C
Title Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 60
Total Hours 60
Quarter Credits 2.0
Module Number: VOCN110
Title Nutrition
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0

TOTALS

Theory Hours

142

Skill Lab Hours

120

Clinical Hours

60

Total Hours<

322

Quarter Credits

22.0

Term 2

Module Number: VOCN200
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Theory Hours 60
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 60
Quarter Credits 6.0
Module Number: VOCN200C
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing I - Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 210
Total Hours 210
Quarter Credits 7.0
Module Number: VOCN210
Title Geriatrics
Theory Hours 10
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 10
Quarter Credits 1.0
Module Number: VOCN210C
Title Geriatrics Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 30
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 1.0
Module Number: PSYCH1
Title Psychology
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0
Module Number: PHARM1
Title Pharmacology I
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0

TOTALS

Theory Hours

130

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

240

Total Hours<

370

Quarter Credits

21.0

Term 3

Module Number: VOCN300
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Theory Hours 90
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 90
Quarter Credits 9.0
Module Number: VOCN300C
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 210
Total Hours 210
Quarter Credits 7.0
Module Number: VOCN310
Title Mental Health
Theory Hours 15
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 15
Quarter Credits 1.5
Module Number: VOCN310C
Title Mental Health Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 45
Total Hours 45
Quarter Credits 1.5
Module Number: GD300
Title Growth and Development
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0
Module Number: PHARM2
Title Pharmacology II
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0

TOTALS

Theory Hours

165

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

255

Total Hours<

420

Quarter Credits

25.0

Term 4

Module Number: VOCN400
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing III
Theory Hours 94
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 94
Quarter Credits 9.0
Module Number: VOCN400C
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing III Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 220
Total Hours 220
Quarter Credits 7.0
Module Number: VOCN410
Title Maternal Child Nursing
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0
Module Number: VOCN410L
Title Maternal Child Nursing Skills Lab
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 32
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 32
Quarter Credits 1.5
Module Number: VOCN410C
Title Maternal Child Nursing Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 28
Total Hours 28
Quarter Credits 0.5
Module Number: VOCN420A
Title Concept Mastery I §
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0
Module Number: VOCN420B
Title Concept Mastery II §
Theory Hours 24
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 24
Quarter Credits 2.0

TOTALS

Theory Hours

178

Skill Lab Hours

32

Clinical Hours

248

Total Hours<

458

Quarter Credits

26.0

 

Vocational Nursing
Vocational Nursing Program Overview

The American Career College Vocational Nursing program helps prepare you to provide excellent patient care through hands-on experience.

Becoming a licensed vocational nurse requires a unique combination of skills including keeping medical records, measuring vital signs and operating under the guidance of registered nurses and physicians. As an integral part of the patient care team, LVNs:

  • Administer prescribed medications
  • Chart and report changes in patients’ conditions
  • Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes
  • And much more!1

ACC’s vocational nursing school equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to play a key role in patients’ lives.

Vocational Nurse Training Designed for You!

With over 800 hours of clinicals, our LVN classes give you more than just real-world practice. ACC’s Vocational Nursing program helps you gain the confidence to perform your duties effectively.

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1California Employment Development Department Occupation Profile, Licensed Vocational Nurses

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What does an LVN do?

LVNs work hands-on with patients as an important part of their patient care team. Under the direction of registered nurses and doctors, LVNs use their skills to provide basic patient care.

Here are some things LVNs do:

  • Monitor patients' health by checking their vitals
  • Administer basic care, like changing bandages or inserting catheters
  • Provide basic comfort to patients, like helping them bathe or dress
  • Report on patient status to registered nurses or doctors
  • Keep records on patients' health2

2California Employment Development Department Detailed Guide, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Am I a good fit for the Vocational Nursing program?

If you have a passion for helping others in their time of need, nursing might be right for you.

Here are some of the top skills and attributes that make for a great vocational nurse:

Service orientation – A great vocational nurse is one with a passion for helping patients and for providing the best care possible.

Coordination – Vocational nurses should be able to adapt and coordinate care depending on patient needs.

Social perceptiveness – Being aware of and understanding patients’ reactions helps vocational nurses provide patient-centered service.

Active listening – Vocational nurses should be able to actively listen to patients’ needs and concerns, asking appropriate questions when necessary.

Judgement and decision making – Nurses should be able to judge each patient’s case and decide on how to provide the best possible care for each individual.

Where do LVNs work?

Vocational nurses can work in a variety of settings, including:

  • Nursing care facilities
  • Home healthcare facilities
  • Outpatient care centers
  • General medical and surgical hospitals
  • Community care facilities for the elderly2

2California Employment Development Department Detailed Guide, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

What will I learn in the Vocational Nursing program?

The American Career College Vocational Nursing curriculum is divided into four class modules* approximately 13 weeks in length (20 weeks for evenings/weekends). Each class module comprises of prescribed courses of study that build upon each other.

You will begin your training with an introduction to the role of the student nurse in the Vocational Nursing program and the nursing profession. You will then progress sequentially until all class modules have been successfully completed:

Introduction to Client-Centered Care Module – Course material will introduce you to the concepts of nursing care of the surgical client, pre- and post-operatively. An introduction to Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition and Pharmacological consideration will provide you with the necessary foundation of knowledge that is needed for progression in vocational nursing school.

Care of the Client with Healthcare Deviations I – This course sequence emphasizes the nursing intervention and the psychosocial aspects for the care of the client with an integumentary disorder. Selected clinical experiences will allow you to practice appropriate nursing skills. In this module, you will also study the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.

Care of the Client with Healthcare Deviations II – Coursework in this sequence will emphasize the nursing interventions and psychosocial aspects for the care of the client with gastrointestinal, urinary, immunology/oncology and reproductive disorders. Selected clinical experiences will allow you to practice appropriate nursing skills.

Advanced Client-Centered Care – Course material in this module covers such areas as obstetrics, pediatrics, the neurosensory system and mental health/rehabilitation specialties. Selected clinical experiences will allow you to practice relevant nursing skills.

Nursing License Preparation – This review builds on previous learning in nursing theory, psycho-social sciences, basic statistics, nursing research and experiential learning as well as integrating the appropriate concepts of leadership, communication, research, the nursing process and critical thinking. The course is designed to recap and reflect on the program and prepare you to take and pass the Exit HESI examination, which is a graduation requirement for the Vocational Nursing program.

For a complete description of coursework in these modules, please refer to the ACC Catalog.

How long does it take to become a vocational nurse?

Students can earn their diploma to become a vocational nurse in as little as 13 months. Students of the Vocational Nursing Evenings and Weekends program can earn their diploma in as little as 20 months.

How much does the Vocational Nursing program cost?

Our admissions advisors and financial aid advisors are here to support you. They can help you figure out the vocational nursing school cost and help you explore financial aid options.

To learn more about ACC’s Vocational Nursing program cost, access our tuition info.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify. Visit our financial aid page to learn more about available opportunities.

Will I get real-world training?

Yes! ACC's Vocational Nursing program includes over 800 hours of clinicals which gives students the opportunity to demonstrate and reinforce the knowledge and skills they acquired learning hands-on throughout the training program.

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After over 150 hours of clinical training, you'll be ready for just about anything.

Our classes are modeled after real-life situations, using the same medical equipment you'll come across in your first job. That way, you're prepared to jump in on your very first day.

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"I chose ACC because of what they offered. The wonderful simulation lab and the program just seemed to fit what I needed. I didn't have to go anywhere else. It was a good choice."

- Manjeet C. '12

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Vocational Nursing Program in Los Angeles

ACC’s Vocational Nursing program in Los Angeles helps students develop the unique skill set they need to excel as Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs). Gain the skills needed to monitor patients’ health, keep medical records, administer prescribed medications and more.

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