Vocational Nurse

Licensing and Training

North Orange County ROP Vocational Nurse Program

Licensing and Training course

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.

Program Outcome:

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.

Career Path and Outlook

Employment Outlook: Dental Assisting Median Pay: $21.61 Job Outlook: 11% increase in the next 10 years

Vocational Nurse Training and Course Information

Course Information

  • Current/valid government photo ID indicating the prospective student is 18 years of age or older
  • Official, sealed transcript(s) indicating possession of a high school diploma or equivalent. All foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated for US equivalency by an official US service prior to submission.
  • Medical Terminology course or equivalent with a C or better
  • Anatomy and Physiology course or equivalent with a C or better
  • Valid American Heart Association Basic Life Support CPR card. Certification must stay current throughout the program.
  • Cumulative score of 70% or higher on the HESI Admission Assessment Exam. Opportunities for testing will be available during the admission process.
  • Once selected for admission, students will be required to pay for, complete, and clear a background check, drug test, and physical examination/lab tests/titers/immunizations.

$4,250 upon registration

3 additional payments of $4,250 spread throughout the program

*Full payment required to complete the course and receive a certificate

Questions? Contact us at studentportal@nocrop.us  |  (714)502-5800


This is a 13 Month Course. Full-time during the weekdays, with possible afternoon/evening/weekend clinical rotations


Trident Education Center: 1800 W. Ball Road Anaheim, CA 92804


$17,000 Tuition includes: Fingerprinting, all Textbooks, Online Resources, Simulation Lab, Electronic Health Records, Program, Badge, Liability Insurance, Uniforms, Equipment

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM NOCROP: All courses and facility training partners will follow COVID-19 safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Governor’s office, California Department of Public Health, and the Orange County Health Care AgencyRecommendations may include, but are not limited to, full COVID-19 vaccination status before participating in onsite clinical training or externships. Please take this into consideration prior to enrolling/registering for classes.

Ready to begin your career as a Vocational Nurse?

Take the first step today by submitting your information to the Vocational Nursing Training Program. We hope you’re a great fit for our program! As specific program information is released, you will be contacted to further your admission process.