Vocational Nursing


This program prepares students to provide bedside nursing care for sick, injured, convalescing, elderly, and physically or mentally disabled persons. Students will learn to observe patients, perform basic assessments, and report and document changes in a patient’s condition. You will also learn how to measure vital signs, perform medical treatments, and administer prescribed medications.

The program is divided into three terms. Each term has lecture sessions and clinical rotations at nursing facilities, clinics, and acute care hospitals.

Upon completion, students will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be eligible to take the licensing examination, known as the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX).

Job Assistance is provided to all students for employment in long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.​

Start Date: November 13, 2023       

Expected End Date: February 22, 2025

Schedule: Full Time

Theory Portion: 9 am to 3 pm - M,W,F

Clinical Portion: 7 am to 3 pm - Sat & Sun

TOTAL Cost: $37,855

(Inclusive of registration, tuition, materials, books, supplies, uniform, laptop rental, CPR, graduation, miscellaneous)

* Financing Options Available (student loan, merit based loan, income share and others)

The following requirements should be accomplished for admission to the program:

  1. Completion of Enrollment Agreement
  2. Payment of Registration Fee
  3. Must be at least 18 years old
  4. Must speak, write and understand English
  5. Must successfully complete the prerequisite courses: Anatomy & Physiology and Pharmacology
  6. Must submit proof of the highest level of education: Minimum - 12th grade, High School or General Education Diploma (GED). * Foreign graduates must have a high school diploma or transcript evaluated for 12th grade equivalency in the US.
  7. Must possess a valid government issued ID
  8. Must submit a copy of Social Security Card
  9. Must pass the Entrance Examination test for Essential Academic Skills (Math, Science and English); with a cumulative score of 70%
  10. Submit two letters of recommendation from professional or academic resources (letter from family and friends are not acceptable)
  11. Submit a physical examination report signed by a physician or nurse practitioner attesting that the applicant is physically fit to function as a vocational nurse prior to the beginning of the course
  12. Submit updated TB skin test or chest X-ray and necessary vaccinations/immunizations required by clinical facilities
  13. Undergo a background check performed by the school to show that the student has no convictions in any court of law of a crime other than minor traffic violations
  14. Submit Covid-19 Vaccination record

** All applicants who meet the minimum requirements for admission will be considered

Northern California Nursing Academy will convene an Admissions Committee, consisting of the Program Director and at least one Instructor, who will:

  • Verify and document the qualification of each candidate
  • Commence oral interviews
  • Score candidates on the entrance examination tests
  • Make a final list of selected candidates to be admitted to the program

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** We are limiting capacity of each class, so please register as early as possible to reserve your spot.

* Class schedule may be changed. Enrollees will be given prior notice.

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