Vocational Nursing


If you are interested in training to work as an integral part of a medical team, Brightwood College's Vocational Nursing Diploma program is a good place to start.

Turn your desire to help others and achieve a successful career for yourself into reality with the help of Brightwood College. The vocational nursing program is designed to offer the professional skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in nursing.

Vocational Nursing Diploma and Career Training

Combining classroom learning with hands-on clinical lab experience, our program can prepare you to deliver direct care to patients under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse.

Through comprehensive vocational nursing education at Brightwood College, you could gain experience performing nursing duties that include:

  • Data collection
  • Basic bedside nursing
  • Wound management
  • Medication administration and documentation
  • Patient education

Vocational Nursing Occupational Outcomes

By earning a diploma from our vocational nursing program, you may pursue entry-level positions such as:

  • Acute care staff nurse
  • Home health nurse
  • Licensed vocational nurse (after passing state exam)†
  • Long-term care charge or staff nurse
  • Phlebotomy/blood bank nurse
  • Public school LVN/health clerk

Nursing Licensure Preparation

Certification or licensure can provide an additional credential for obtaining employment in the field; in some instances, certification or licensure may be required for employment in certain locations. Successful completion of this program may enable graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a vocational/practical nurse.†

California students: License examination pass rates are available at http://bvnpt.ca.gov/pdf/vn_pass_rates.pdf.

Brightwood College does not guarantee employment or career advancement.

† The School cannot guarantee a student's eligibility either to take any exam or become certified, registered, or licensed. A student's eligibility may depend on his or her work experience, completion of high school (or its equivalent), not having a criminal record, meeting other licensure or certification requirements, or the program or School itself having appropriate accreditation or licensure. Externship sites may themselves require a criminal background check or medical examination. Please refer to the Certification, State Board, and National Board Exams section of the relevant campus catalog for further guidance.

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