Vocational Nursing

Our nursing program include a combination of classroom study and clinical practice in a hospital or other healthcare setting. High Desert Medical College offers hands-on Vocational Nursing training and licensed vocational nurse certification with strong pass rates for the NCLEX, (nursing requirement exam). Click here for HDMC NCLEX pass rate for those tested during Quarter 4– 2016 (October 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016). California and National pass rates are listed below.

  • CA Quarter Pass Rate for 1st-time Program Candidates during Quarter 4 – 2016 was 70%. CA Average Annual Pass Rate for 1st-time Program Candidates for Quarter 4– 2016 was 74%. CA Pass Rates Link.
  • National Quarter Pass Rate for 1st-time Program Candidates during Quarter 4 – 2016 was 80%. National Average Annual Pass Rate for 1st-time Program Candidates for Quarter 4 – 2016 was 84%.
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As a Licensed Vocational Nurse, you will be part of a health care delivery team, providing basic nursing care, administering medications, health assessment, documenting a patient’s signs and symptoms as well as carrying out therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. LVNs care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the support direction of physicians and registered nurses. If you like helping people, the Vocational Nursing program at High Desert Medical College is for you.

Career Highlights & Opportunity
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Vocational Nursing among the fastest growing occupations over the 2012-2022 decade. Employment is projected to grow 25% – much faster than the average job ranking – in response to the growing needs of the healthcare industry and the increasing elderly population. As of 2012, Vocational Nurses held about 738,400 jobs with the following breakdown:

Nursing care facilities (skilled nursing facilities) 29%
Hospitals; state, local, and private 20%
Offices of physicians 12%
Home healthcare services 11%
Residential care facilities 8%

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Clinical in Various Facilities

  • Full-Time Program | Total Clock Hours: 1,595 hours (52 Weeks)
  • Part-Time Program | Total Clock Hours: 1,595 hours (90 Weeks)
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