As a vital member of the healthcare team, the Vocational Nursing combines nursing skills with human understanding to care for both chronically and acutely ill patients in a variety of settings. The program combines classroom study with clinical experience in a variety of settings. Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination–Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN). Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
Concorde Career College Practical Nursing Program ensures the healthcare community of competent graduates who are capable and productive entry-level practitioners. These individuals espouse professionalism and adhere to established standards of care and ethical practice.
The Vocational Nursing program is founded on beliefs that are consistent with the parent organization and the community at large. The faculty of the Vocational Nursing program hold the following beliefs about the individual, nursing, health, and nursing education.
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes:
Concorde Practical Nursing graduates will:
- Provide safe, caring and compassionate nursing care to diverse patients across the lifespan in various healthcare settings using evidenced based practice to improve outcomes.
- Function as a competent, entry-level healthcare provider applying leadership and management skills and embracing ethical and legal principles in the provision of culturally appropriate nursing care.
- Collaborate with members of the inter-professional healthcare team to provide optimal care for diverse patients and their families.
- Communicate effectively through verbal, nonverbal and technological methods with patients, families and members of the inter-professional healthcare team.
California State Requirements
- Must successfully complete the NCLEX-PN.
- Must be a graduate of a California accredited school of Vocational Nursing or one of the following:
- Be a graduate of an out-of-state school of Practical/Vocational Nursing;
- Have the equivalent education and/or experience; or
- Have nursing service in the Medical Corps of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States
This applies to students starting IN THE FULLTIME PROGRAM on or after October 12, 2020 and to students enrolling IN THE PART-TIME PROGRAM on or after April 26, 2021.