A career as a nurse is both rewarding and highly in demand, and California Nurses Educational Institute (CNEI) has the program for you! CNEI’s LVN program provides the theoretical and practical knowledge that will have you career ready and in demand as a Vocational Nurse in 14 months.
Successful completion of CNEI’s Vocational Nursing Program makes you eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Passing the NCLEX exam leads to LVN licensure issued by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians in California.
A Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) provides patient care in a variety of health care facilities. The responsibilities of LVNs may differ slightly depending on the facility they choose to work within. LVNs work in hospitals, nursing homes, convalescent homes, medical clinics, doctor offices, treatment centers and health service agencies.
LVNs typically work under the direction of physicians or registered nurses. Some are self-employed and work through nursing staffing agencies for private duty service.
LVN’s carry out critical tasks such as:
- Administer medication
- Obtain blood samples
- Monitor patient vital signs
- Prepare the patient for surgery
- Administer injections and IV fluids
- Assist the physician and surgeon in the operating room
Time to Complete:
60 Weeks Day or Evenings/1675 Hours
Start Dates/Class times:
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The Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills to meet the State Licensing requirements and obtain gainful employment as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. Instruction is a competency-based approach with specific objectives focused on student success in passing the licensing examination through the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Graduates receive a Certificate upon successful completion of the program requirements.
The Licensed Vocational Nurse Program consists of 691 hours of theory study and 984 hours of laboratory and clinical training instruction. The clinical training takes place at clinical facilities under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor. Students must complete the entire 1675 hours of the course in order to graduate.
The program consists of eight levels. Each level is designed with focus on a concentration or specialty that builds a foundation of knowledge progressively as each level is completed leading to the preparation to successfully pass the NCLEX examination upon graduation. Attendance is considered full-time.
In order to graduate from the LVN program,
students must meet the below requirements:
- High school diploma or equivalent educational diploma (e.g., a GED or foreign diploma)
- Complete all levels (1675 hours)
- Satisfactory attendance
- Satisfactory academics
- No financial obligations to school
- Pass Exit Exam
Students Must Complete:
- Lecture Levels I – VIII (1,675 Hours)
Career Outcome & More Information
Licensed Vocational Nurse
The data below shows the job market for Licensed Vocational Nurses for the State of California.
CNEI cannot guarantee employment, salary levels, or career advancement.
The data is not specific to CNEI students or graduates.
1. Salary Range
$54,188 - $76,991
2. Job Outlook
Average Growth Rate from 2018 - 2028
- Salary ranges reflect the 25th and 75th percentile for the occupation in California, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The salary ranges are not specific to students or graduates of CNEI. Actual outcomes vary based on multiple factors, including prior work experience, geographic location, and other factors specific to the individual. CNEI does not guarantee employment, salary level, or career advancement.