Licensed Vocational Nurse


Licensed Vocational Nurse

Program Level

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Licensed Vocational Nurse Objectives:

At Summit, our goal is to offer students the individual attention, knowledge and skills to help them be successful in the nursing profession. This is accomplished through providing a high quality training program in modern classrooms, skills labs, and a variety of clinical experiences. Partnered with a knowledgeable team of instructors, students will receive the constant support in achieving their goal of becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse. This program is offered in a full-time and evening/weekend schedule to accommodate the working adult.

What Will I Learn?

Our LVN program introduces you to a range of subjects that will help you provide exceptional care:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition, Psychology
  • Normal Growth and Development
  • Nursing Fundamentals
  • Nursing Process
  • Communication
  • Patient Education
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical-surgical Nursing
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Leadership and Supervision

These are just a few of the course topics you will learn. Students will be able to use critical thinking skills to process and understand the many aspects of patient care.

Where Can I Work?

As a Licensed Vocational Nurse, you will have the skills and training to work hand-in-hand with physicians and registered nurses and be responsible for a number of care related and administrative tasks. After licensure you will be qualified to work in the following facilities:

  • Doctor’s Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Clinical Settings
  • Nursing Home Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities

What Will I Do?

There are countless ways that you’ll contribute to any healthcare setting.

Some of your duties may include:

  • Measuring and recording patients’ heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs
  • Preparing patients for exams or procedures
  • Assisting physicians and registered nurses with tests and procedures
  • Performing routine laboratory tests
  • Supervising nursing assistants and aides
  • Updating patient medical records


Gainful Employment Disclosure
Daytime (Colton) (Anaheim)
Evening (Colton) (Anaheim)

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