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Vocational Nursing Program

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A licensed vocational nurse (LVN) works under the supervision and direction of registered nurses and doctors to administer basic nursing care. LVNs may work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospice, or home/residential care facilities. Some tasks performed by a LVN can include checking blood pressure, would care, helping bathe or dress patients, help deliver, care for, and feed infants, collect samples for testing, and much more.

The North Orange County ROP Vocational Nursing Program is designed to equip adult students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in California.  Students who successfully complete the program take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The program lasts 12 months and is divided between 1000 hours of clinical experience and 600 hours of theory.  Classroom instruction is full-time during the weekdays, with possible afternoon/evening clinical rotations.

Interested in the Vocational Nursing Program? Fill out our application form


Selection into the program is a competitive process.  All applicants are required to provide proof of the following:

  • a current/valid government photo ID indicating 18 years of age;

  • a valid Social Security Card;

  • an official, sealed transcript(s) indicating possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (note: all foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated for US equivalency by an official US service prior to submission);

  • an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers card which has an expiration date through the end of the program;

  • cumulative score of 70% or higher on the HESI Admission Assessment Exam.

Once selected for admission into the VN Program, students will be required to pay for, complete, and clear a background check, drug test, and physical examination/lab tests/titers/immunizations. 


The criteria for selection includes secondary and post-secondary educational attainment, related coursework completion, recent health-related work experience, and academic competencies. The highest-scoring students will be selected for the program. Potential applicants can strengthen their education and work experience by doing the following:

  • completing ROP health/medical pathway coursework in high school OR fee-based classes as an adult with passing semester grades. Examples include Medical Careers, Body Systems & Disorders, Medical Assistant, Medical Terminology, Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, Sports Medicine & Therapy, Principles of Biomedical Science, Medical Interventions, and Biomedical Innovations.

  • completing other laboratory science coursework in high school or college with semester grades of A or B.  Examples include anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and microbiology.

  • completing 15 or more college units or earning a degree

  • working in a health-related field (family-related care is excluded) or health-related military experience


Program tuition includes:

  • Application for BVNPT
  • Fingerprinting
  • License Fee
  • NCLEX Exam
  • All Textbooks
  • Online Resources
  • Simulation Lab
  • Electronic Health Records Program
  • Badge
  • Liability Insurance


Interested in the Vocational Nursing Program? Fill out our application form


North Orange County ROP's Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Department of Education and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714-502-5800.


  • Registration Status: Closed
  • Class Location: Trident Education Center, 1800 West Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92804
  • Registration Office & Phone: 385 N. Muller Street, Anaheim, CA 92801 | 714-502-5800
  • Cost: $16,500 (Split into 4 payments of $4,125 due during the program)