Vocational Nurse

Providing direct patient care

As the Baby Boomer population ages, the overall need for health care services is expected increase. In addition, due to federal health insurance reform, the number of individuals who have access to health insurance is expected to continue to grow. This means there are more career opportunities to work in the health care industry than ever before.

Learn how Glendale Career College can help you train to become a Vocational Nurse and begin working alongside physicians, registered nurses and other health care professionals in a clinic, physicians' office, hospital or other health care facility.

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The Vocational Nursing program at Glendale Career College provides the education and training needed to begin a career working in a variety of different medical and health care facilities.

Graduates of the Vocational Nursing program routinely discover entry-level employment opportunities in a variety of health care related facilities, including:

  • Medical clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Residential care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • HMOs
  • Correctional facilities
  • Government health organizations
  • Home health agencies

Quick Facts about Vocational Nurses*

  • Employment of Vocational Nurses is projected to grow 16 percent nationally from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  • Many procedures that once could be done only in hospitals are now being done outside of hospitals, creating a greater demand for Vocational Nurses in other settings, such as outpatient care centers.
  • As the number of individuals who have access to health insurance continues to increase due to federal health insurance reform, more LVNs and LPNs will be needed, particularly in ambulatory care settings, to care for the newly insured who seek primary and preventative care services.
  • Most Vocational Nurses work full time. Many work nights, weekends, and holidays, because medical care takes place at all hours. They may be required to work shifts of longer than 8 hours.
*Source: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm

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