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Are you compassionate, organized, and detail-oriented? Are you interested in a career in which you can provide care and truly help others?

If you are interested in which you work closely with patients to provide direct medical care, a career as a Vocational Nurse could be a great choice for you!

If you are looking for a solid career that offers an opportunity to be part of a healthcare team, a career as a Vocational Nurse could be a great choice for you!

With training from Central Coast College, you can get the training you need for this rewarding healthcare career in 59 weeks!

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The Vocational Nursing Program at Central Coast College is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of a Vocational Nurse in a health care environment. The program is approved by the BVNPT as an accredited training program, the completion of which meets the minimum requirements set forth as necessary for application to take the Vocational Nurse License examination. The program includes 10-13 weeks clock hour terms, consisting of five consecutive terms of instruction. The total program is completed over five terms. The program curriculum includes progression of learning from basic to more complex concepts, and to specialty nursing concepts.


  • Full-Time Program | Total Clock Hours: 1,679 hours (59 Weeks)
  • Graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Vocational Nursing diploma

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In the Vocational Nursing program, you will learn to:

  • Provide basic nursing care
  • Administer medications
  • Document patients’ signs and symptoms
  • Perform therapeutic and rehabilitative measures


Give us a call today at (831) 424-6767 to ask questions. Walk-ins are always welcome. Stop by for a campus tour and to find out more about your new career.