The Vocational Nurse program’s full-time schedule is offered at the Orange County and Los Angeles campuses. The part-time schedule is offered only at the Orange County Campus.
Vocational Nurse Program Duration2
1808 Clock Hours including theory and clinical/105 Quarter Credit Hours (The approximate time to complete the program will vary according to the start and end dates of a cohort and ranges from 13 – 14 months for full time and 26 – 28 months for part time, including national holidays, breaks between terms and Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. Schedules will be provided upon orientation.)
Vocational Nurse Program Schedule3
Theory 2 days a week 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Clinical 3 days a week 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Theory 2 evenings a week 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday/Thursday or Monday/Wednesday
Tutoring 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Clinical Sat. & select Sundays 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NCLEX Exam Prep
Created by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX - PN) is the exam required for all nursing students to pass in order to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in the United States. Consequently, the questions focus on your ability to make decisions in various patient care scenarios under critical conditions. The NCLEX test requires that you understand the basic principles of nursing and apply this to different elements of patient safety management.
With a 94.8% NCLEX-PN exam pass rate in 2017,1 Stanbridge University gives you every opportunity to ensure that you are fully prepared to take the NCLEX-PN exam and get one step closer to becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). The Vocational Nurse program includes cumulative reviews and exit exams in Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3. Term 4 includes a comprehensive practice test, in addition to NCLEX licensure preparation with multiple standardized diagnostic exams. You will receive learning materials with 3,000 NCLEX examination practice questions, yours to keep. After graduation, Stanbridge University continues your exam preparation with online mentorship and subject-specific reviews and assessments while you wait for board authorization to take the test.
Stanbridge University accepts applications for admission to our Vocational Nurse program on an open enrollment basis. To apply, please visit the Stanbridge University Portal to access the application form. Your Admissions Representative will provide you with details for each step.
- Complete an online application form. Click here to start.
- Meet with your Admissions Representative for a personal tour of the campus.
- Take the entrance exam appropriate for your educational level and program.
- Provide proof of high school graduation, a GED or a higher degree.
- Meet with a Financial Aid Representative to review your tuition funding options.
- Complete enrollment paperwork and background check.
- Attend an orientation prior to the start of your program. In the orientation, you receive course books, uniforms and important information to help you begin your classes and manage your time at Stanbridge University.
The Stanbridge University Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) in Orange County and Los Angeles. The BVNPT is located at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive Suite 205, Sacramento, CA 95833 and can be reached at (916) 263-7800. Their website is www.bvnpt.ca.gov.
A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge University has a dedicated Financial Aid team to guide you through various options and help identify the best financial aid package for your needs.
Our team is there to answer questions as you fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and plan your financial aid package. Stanbridge University has the following financial aid programs available to those who qualify:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Direct Loans
- Federal Direct Parent (PLUS) Loans
- Sallie Mae Loans
- Cal Grants
WIOA Title-I financial assistance programs and activities are an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for individuals with disabilities.
Diploma and Degree Programs Transfer of Credit
Students may request an evaluation of their previous coursework for possible transfer credit, provided that before the beginning of their program at Stanbridge University, they give the Registrar of the university proof of satisfactory completion (such as an official transcript from a school that is regionally or nationally accredited, PACE and DANTES courses, a course of study or training in the Armed Forces of the United States) or American Council on Education (ACE) credit recommendation, and equivalency of the coursework to the Stanbridge University course.
Students requesting evaluation of their transcripts must provide a description from the school catalog for each course for which transfer credit is requested. If the course description from the school catalog is not sufficient by itself to evaluate whether the course is equivalent, a course syllabus or outline of each course for which transfer credit is requested will be required. ACE credit recommendations will be considered only for General Education course credit, not technical or core course credit or Associate of Science in Nursing (ADN) program prerequisite science course (SCI prefix) credit.
Transfer credit will be granted only for those courses:
- for which a grade of "C" or better ("C+" in prerequisite science courses and "B" for nursing courses in the ADN program) was earned or proof of passing a vendor’s certification examination is provided; and
- which are determined to be equivalent in content and academic level to those required in the student’s program at Stanbridge University.
- Certain courses in specific programs may have to be completed within 2 – 5 calendar years of the date of the student's start of coursework at the university in order to be accepted for transfer credit.
For more information on transfer credit and information specific to the diploma or degree of interest, please read the current
Stanbridge University catalog.
US Military/VA Students
Stanbridge University recognizes the heroic service and sacrifices that our nation's active and veteran military personnel and their families have made for our country. Transitioning from the military to civilian life and starting a career can be challenging. That is why Stanbridge University provides guidance for servicemen and women and their families to help them prepare for a degree.
For all US military veterans and eligible students, Stanbridge University will:
- conduct an evaluation of previous education and training;
- grant appropriate credit;
- shorten the training period proportionately; and
- notify the VA and student accordingly.