Vocational Nursing

PMCI's Vocational Nursing Program gives you the skill and knowledge to offer professional care to the sick, injured, convalescent and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. Our program is only 16 months. Feel free to call us for a tour and for more information.

Vocational Nurses are an important part of a health care team responsible for detecting illnesses, medical treatment and rehabilitation, as well as patient education. LVN’s perform patient assessment, provide medications, treatments and all nursing care.

Program Highlights

  • Nursing fundamentals and hands-on training for job preparation
  • General psychiatric nursing with rotations to psychiatric venues
  • Maternity & pediatric nursing with outstanding clinical rotations
  • Clinical pharmacology and dosage calculations
  • Anatomy and Instruction in the disease process for all body systems
  • Health care ethics and leadership preparation
  • Dozens of top-notch, local clinical training sites – many 5 star locations
  • Outstanding, experienced RN instructors and mentors
An extensive externship provides clinical practice in medical facilities and allows students to interact with patients and medical staff in a real-world environment.

Career Opportunities

A nation-wide shortage of nurses has created a tremendous demand for available LVNs. As a well-trained professional, you can expect to enjoy flexible hours, job security and a stable income in such environments as acute-care facilities, long-term nursing and rehabilitation facilities, as well as home health care and hospice nursing.

Certifications Earned

Graduates earn a vocational nursing diploma and are eligible to take the State Board of Vocational Nursing licensing examination – NCLEX PN.

Admissions Requirements

Submission of the following documents is required before an applicant is eligible for the VN Program selection process:

  • PMCI Enrollment Application
  • HS diploma, official transcript with graduation date or GED
  • A passing score on the Test of Essential Academic Skills exam (TEAS)

Programmatic Accreditation

Professional Medical Careers Institute’s Vocational Nursing Program is fully accredited by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

Program Description

Professional Medical Career Institute’s Vocational Nursing Program is an intensive program accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. The Program’s hours include anatomy and physiology, psychology, nursing theory, and supervised clinical nursing experiences.

Concepts of the fundamentals of nursing, professional responsibility, nutrition and pharmacology are integrated in the first semester of the Program.

Nursing care of clients with varied adult medical-surgical conditions and psychiatric disorders is integrated throughout the second and third semesters of the program.

The fourth semester includes concepts of normal obstetrics and pediatrics. After successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the licensure examination provided by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX-PN).



(LVN Enrollment Agreement)             (2018 Catalog)


Please call us at 805-497-4064 for any help, information or calendar updates. You can also request email communication and information by going to our contact page at http://www.pmcicareers.com/contact/



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