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Vocational Nurse Training 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 an 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 will be assisted in the process of taking the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN)

12 months - 1000 hours of clinical experience and 600 hours of theory
Full-time during the weekdays, with possible afternoon/evening clinical rotations


  • Current/valid government photo ID indicating prospective student is 18 years of age or older

  • Valid Social Security Card

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

  • Medical Terminology or Anatomy & Physiology Course with a C or better

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers card. Certification must stay current throughout the program.

  • Cumulative score of 70% or higher on the HESI Admission Assessment Exam. Opportunities for testing will be available during the admission process.

  • 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. 


  • 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 a C or better. Examples include anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and microbiology courses.

  • Completing 15 or more college units or earning a degree

  • Work or military experience in the patient care field

Trident Education Center, 1800 West Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92804

$16,500 (Available Payment Plan: 4 payments of $4,125)

Program tuition includes:

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

Take the first step today by filling out the Vocational Nursing Program Application. We hope you're a great fit for our program! As specific program information is released, you will be contacted to further your admission process.

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Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 714-502-5800

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