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Central Coast College Introduces New Vocational Nursing Program!

At Central Coast College, our goal is to train you for the careers that are in high demand in your community. We offer programs that cater to motivated students like you, who are looking for focused, comprehensive training to prepare them for immediate entry into the field. We are excited to announce that we have expanded our program offerings and are now offering a new Vocational Nursing (VN) program. Classes begin 8/14/23, and are enrolling now! Our VN program is designed to be completed in as few as 59 weeks, so you can gain the skills you need to land a job sooner. With CCC’s VN training program, you can make your goal of becoming a nurse a reality! 

Central Coast College added the new Vocational Nursing certificate program in order to expand our profile of healthcare training programs designed for students who are motivated to quickly enter the medical field. Vocational nurses provide important medical care for sick, injured, or convalescing patients. Vocational nurses are responsible for many different tasks, including: 

    • Monitoring patients’ health
    • Administering basic patient care
    • Providing for the basic comfort of patients
    • Discussing the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns
    • Reporting patients’ status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors
    • Keeping records on patients’ health

CCC’s new VN program is designed to teach students the basic skills and essential functions of vocational nursing. Students learn the skills to provide basic nursing care, administer medications, document a patient’s signs and symptoms, and perform therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. Courses in the VN program include:

    • Fundamentals of Nursing
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Pharmacology
    • Medical-Surgical
    • Obstetrics & Pediatrics
    • Clinical in Various Facilities

The Vocational Nursing program is designed to be completed in as few as 59 weeks. Students in the VN program complete hands-on training in labs as well as an externship in an off-site medical facility in order to gain critical real-world experience. By combining academic study with clinical practice, students gain both theoretical knowledge as well as hands-on experience, so they are prepared to transition confidently into their future positions

The VN program at Central Coast College is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians. Upon completion of the VN program, graduates will have met the minimum requirements for taking the Vocational Nurse License examination

Central Coast College is licensed by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE), and is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Accreditation and approval guarantees students, faculty and the public that the programs at CCC meet objective and rigorous third-party standards of educational practices. 

If you are compassionate, detail-oriented and love working with people, nursing may be the perfect career for you. Located in Salinas, California, Central Coast College is an excellent choice for your vocational nurse career training. Under the guidance of experienced, professional faculty, CCC students are prepared for their chosen healthcare careers upon graduation. Ready to get started in your career as a nurse with CCC’s Vocational Nursing certificate program? Give us a call at (831) 424-6767 today! Classes begin 8/14/23, and are enrolling now. You can make your goal of becoming a nurse a reality, with training from Central Coast College!


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