Vocational Nurse Program (VN Program)
Available in the Following Campuses
Prerequisite Start Date: October 6, 2014
Core Program Start Date: January 5, 2015
Prerequisite Start Date: October 7, 2014
Core Program Start Date: January 5, 2015
The Vocational Nurse program (LVN or LPN) utilizes the plan that nursing courses progress along the continuum of simple to complex.The organizing principle is homeostasis as it relates to the study of representative client problems by addressing the various anatomical systems and specialty areas in nursing. The program includes didactic and laboratory training as well as an internship component that correlates with the theoretical knowledge.
As a result of preparation students will be able to work as a Vocational Nurse in hospitals or medical clinics.
Vocational Nurse Program is a diploma program.Program Outline and Course Description
Prerequisite courses are offered in online and residential formats and cover general medical science courses such as: Essential Medical Bioscience (80 hours). Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts offers Prerequisite Courses that are not accredited by ABHES.
We, at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, consider clinical experience one of the most important parts of the medical education. Students are required to be rotated throughout our affiliated medical facilities, while attending the school.
All applicants must:
- Meet with program’s Admission Advisor to go over all required disclosures and receive full information prior to enrolling to Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts.
- Meet with Financial Aid Advisor to go over all required disclosures and receive full information prior to enrolling to Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts.
- Have a High School Diploma from an approved/accredited High School, or a GED and be at least 18 years of age to be able to enroll to core program (Please ask Admission Advisor for more details and for the list of approved High Schools).
- Pay all applicable fees, as per the current published fee schedule prior to the issuance of an enrollment agreement or make other payment arrangements acceptable to the academy.
- Comply with program’s performance requirements. Make sure to read VN Program’s performance requirements in Program Performance Requirements section.
- Complete the Entrance Exam (currently: Scholastic Level Exam (SLE)) with a minimum score of 19.
- Complete the required prerequisite course with a passing score in order to begin the core program. See Prerequisite and Corequisites policy for more details.
- Some Campuses (in cases such as if the applicant pool might be larger than the number of available seats at the desired campus location) may require an additional step: an interview with the VN Program Director Coordinator or designee.
Program Length and Schedule
13 months (52 weeks/1570 clock hours)
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960+ hours in affiliated medical facilities and skills laboratory
Didactic / Lab Sessions Schedule
Morning: 9:00 am — 2:00 pm
Clinical Sessions Schedule
Morning: 6:30 am — 3:30 pm
The didactic training correlates with the lab and clinical education. Click here for Schedule Details.
Total program cost: $29,379.50
Prerequisite fees (additional, if applicable): $1,601.00
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click here for more information about Financial Assistance.
For details please call:
State Licensure for Vocational Nurses
Find more information about Licensure, Certification and Registry Disclaimer.
Click here for license examination pass rate information.
Salary and Job Outlook for LVN in California
Employment of LVN/LPN in nursing care facilities is expected to grow faster than the average. Such facilities will offer the most new jobs for LVN as the number of aged and disabled persons in need of long-term care rises. In addition to caring for the aged and the disabled, LVN in nursing care facilities will care for the increasing number of patients who will have been discharged from the hospital, but have not recovered enough to return home. Employment of LVN/LPN is expected to grow much faster than average in home healthcare services. This growth is in response to an increasing number of older persons with functional disabilities, consumer preference for care in the home, and technological advances that make it possible to bring increasingly complex treatments into the home.
Occupational Information Network (O*NET): Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) 29-2061.00.
For more information about the median wages for Licensed Vocational Nurses in California, visit Detailed Guide for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Facts and Fun Statistics
This is a new section for many of you who expressed interest in such facts as the ones below about our Academy and our Programs. Vocational Nursing Program is offered at all campus locations. Let us share with you some facts:
- More than 48% of our Main Campus, San Mateo campus: students come from Daly City, San Francisco, San Mateo, Hayward and South San Francisco. 29% from other Bay Area cities - Fremont, Newark, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Jose, San Leandro and Sunnyvale.
- More than 57% of our Concord Campus: students come from Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Concord, Fairfield, Oakland, Pittsburg and Vallejo, California. 23% come from Alameda, Berkeley, Dublin, Livermore, Oakley, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Ramon, Vacaville and Walnut Creek.
- More than 47% of our Fresno Campus: students come from Fresno. More than 35% of our Modesto Campus: students come from Modesto. Of course there are many nursing students from neighboring cities to Modesto and Fresno who choose Gurnick Academy. For example, Modesto campus has students from Atwater, Ceres, Escalon, Livingston, Manteca, Merced, Oakdale, Riverbank, Sonora, Stockton, Tracy, Turlock (50.5%), and Fresno - from Clovis, Hanford, Madera, Sanger and Visalia (30.5%).
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
Gurnick Academy is committed to providing thorough and timely vocational medical training to our students so they may obtain gainful employment. Our institution has provided program specific information regarding gainful employment in compliance with the new Gainful Employment regulations for Title IV eligible institutions, put forward by the U.S. Department of Education, in July 2011.
All required information can be found throughout this page.