Vocational Nursing

Start a career in nursing!

The Nurse Academy's vocational nursing program graduates in National City, San Diego County, CA.

A licensed vocational nurse (LVN) works under the supervision and direction of registered nurses and doctors to administer basic nursing care. LVNs may work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospice or home residential care facilities.

Our program helps students acquire important nursing knowledge and skills that prepare them for a career in healthcare. Once students have completed the program, they can take the NCLEX-PN exam to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

Program Overview

Our vocational nursing program provides a comprehensive educational journey, merging classroom lectures, simulation lab activities, and clinical training within a supportive learning environment.

Students will receive clinical training in various patient care settings, including hospitals, out-patient clinics, and long-term care facilities. These rotations will cover adult, pediatrics, geriatrics, maternity, and sub-acute care.

Registration Forms

How to Apply

  1. Fill out our contact form or meet us in person to start the registration process.
  2. Complete our registration forms and submit all required documents to us on time.
  3. Schedule an ATI TEAS exam. Students must pass with a proficient score of 60% or above.
  4. Meet with Dr. Ignacio (VN Program Director) for career planning.

Course Requirements

Student applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Provide a government photo ID and social security card.
  • Complete a physical assessment form/TB test.
  • Pass a criminal background check (Live Scan).
  • Submit their High School Diploma or GED.


The VN program is $42,000 and includes Tuition, ATI and Swift River Platform, Registration Fee, STRF – Nonrefundable, Uniforms, Textbook/Materials/Etc, and NCLEX.

Our full-time VN program can be completed within 13 months, while our part-time VN program takes about 18-20 months.

Our pass rate for the third quarter of 2022 is 81.82% (NCLEX – First Attempt).

Yes, we evaluate credits from any accredited school on a case-by-case basis, ensuring they closely match our course outline. These courses must be completed within five years from the time of application to our vocational nursing program.