Certification for Vocational Nursing
The North Orange County ROP is proud to offer training to become a licensed vocational nurse. A Vocational Nursing certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a licensed vocational nurse. A vocational nurse (VN) provides patient care to residents of short-term and long-term healthcare facilities. VNs must receive licensure and become licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) to work in the field and work under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or doctor. LVN duties include assisting patients in basic hygiene, monitoring patient vital signs, and providing preliminary nursing care. Licensed vocational nurses also provide emotional support for patients, and may work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, or residential care facilities. Some tasks performed by an LVN can include checking blood pressure, performing wound care, helping bathe or dress patients, helping to deliver, care for, and feed patients of all ages, administer medication, collect samples for testing, and much more. To be successful, LVNs must be compassionate and caring individuals. With a certificate in Vocational Nursing from The College of Health Care Professions, you will be able to receive your vocational nursing license and enter the workforce as an LVN.
Students who successfully complete the program will be assisted with the application process to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
North Orange County ROP’s Vocational Nurse Training Program is approved by the California Department of Education and licensed by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. All North Orange County ROP courses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.