Become a Vocational Nurse

Providing direct patient care

As the Baby Boomer population continues to age, the demand for health care services is projected to rise. Also, due to federal health insurance reform, the number of people with access to health insurance is expected to increase as well. All of this means there are more opportunities for careers in the health care industry than ever.

Find out how Glendale Career College can help equip you to become a Vocational Nurse and start working alongside doctors, registered nurses, and other health care professionals in a medical clinic, doctor's office, hospital, or other health care facility.

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Vocational Nurse Course Activities

Graduates of the Vocational Nursing program routinely find entry-level positions working in health care offices and facilities, including private medical offices, clinics, hospitals, public health organizations, and other health care related organizations.

Vocational Nurses typically perform the following tasks:

  • Recording patient history and personal information.
  • Measuring and monitoring patient vital signs, such as blood pressure.
  • Discussing the care they are providing with patients and listening to their concerns.
  • Providing for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress.
  • Assisting physicians with patient examinations.
  • Administering injections or medications as directed by the physician (as permitted by state law).
  • Collecting or preparing patient samples for laboratory tests.

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