Becoming a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) is a worthy goal, and Summit will support each step you take toward that goal. At Summit, our dedicated instructors will encourage and challenge you. Our coursework and externships will help you pursue the proficiency that can elevate your career. We know there are no shortcuts to a fulfilling LVN career, but we believe your career climb begins here.

As a Licensed Vocational Nurse, you will provide basic medical care under the supervision of registered nurses and doctors. Daily responsibilities might include: preparing patients for exams or procedures, performing routine laboratory tests, assisting physicians and registered nurses with tests and procedures, updating patient medical records, and measuring and recording patients’ heart rate, blood pressure, and other vital signs.


Our professional and committed faculty, small classes, and modern facilities create an environment where your hard work can succeed. Your personal journey will be supported by our flexible scheduling options, free tutoring, and career services. You can complete the program in either 12 months (full time) or 18 months (part time), and we offer day or evening/weekend classes to accommodate your busy life. Our LVN curriculum includes, but is not limited to:

  • Clinical/Skills—Fundamentals
  • Obstetrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Patient Education
  • Pediatrics
  • Nutrition and Psychology

*Courses are currently offered in a format combining Online distance learning and On-campus classes.

Is a Career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse Right for You?

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

No High School diploma? No problem. Learn about our high school completion program.


Licensed vocational nurses work hand-in-hand with physicians and registered nurses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of LVNs is expected to grow 12% from 2016-2026. This is faster than the average 7% of all occupations. Demographic shifts also mean an increased need for LVNs. By 2060, the number of Americans over age 65 will more than double from the current 46 million, and an aging population demands additional healthcare providers.

After licensure, you will be qualified to work in environments such as: hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing and residential care, correctional facilities, and rehabilitation facilities. No matter how your career journey unfolds, Summit wants to be by your side. Every student’s climb is different, but at Summit you’ll find the support you need to elevate your career.

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