Class Starts November 2023

Vocational Nurse

Licensing and Training

North Orange County ROP Vocational Nurse Program

The 2023-2024 Vocational Nurse Cohort will begin in November 2023. To receive more information, please click the Submit Interest button above. Thank you.

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.

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

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.