Licensed Vocational Nursing Program

Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)

Colton 12 Months (full-time) or 18 Months (part-time) Day (full-time) or Evening/Weekends (part-time)
12 Months (full-time) or 18 Months (part-time)
Day (full-time) or Evening/Weekends (part-time)

Benefits | Career Outlook | Curriculum


A licensed vocational nurse (LVN) is an essential part of the healthcare team. As an LVN, you will help provide basic medical care for patients under the supervision of registered nurses and doctors. The LVN career is a deeply rewarding one. You may engage on a multitude of different tasks in various settings, with the ability to contribute to any healthcare environment. You will have an important role in dealing with patients. While you must be efficient and quick on your feet, you also need to have compassion for others.

Summit College provides a high-quality LVN program, offering students the individual attention needed to equip them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the nursing profession. Our faculty is deeply invested in challenging and supporting students with a well-rounded education that blends theoretical and hands-on training.

At the end of our LVN program, students will be ready to begin their careers in the gratifying field of healthcare and provide the patients with the excellent care they deserve.


Benefits of Summit College

Summit College’s LVN program is tailored to provide students with the basic knowledge and abilities to perform duties of a licensed vocational nurse. At Summit College you will have the constant tutoring of a highly trained faculty who will be there to guide you in accomplishing your goal of becoming a trusted LVN.

Our LVN program will give you the necessary learning skills and training to work with physicians and serve patients with care and dedication. Students will learn to use critical and quick thinking skills to process and understand the many aspects of patient care. They will also be trained on communicating with patients and loved ones in even the most delicate scenarios.

Summit College offers a well-balanced learning experience, with theoretical classes in modern classrooms, skills labs and an abundance of clinical experiences that will prepare you for challenges your work profile might bring. During your time in Summit’s LVN program, you can expect to learn the following:

  • Nursing fundamentals
  • Nursing process
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Gerontological nursing
  • Maternity nursing
  • Communication
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology

Summit College offers small class sizes to foster personal connection among instructors and peers, strengthening their support toward one another. Here, students receive personal attention, academic support and free tutoring services. They can also access our modern facilities, computer lab, laboratories and clinics. Our skills labs are set up to simulate multiple common healthcare situations, including long-term care, hospital, neonatal and pediatric rooms. Summit College offers flexible scheduling options, making the LVN program available for everyone.

The LVN program has scheduled starts. Please see an admissions representative or call 888-497-3382 for the next start date.

Career Outlook

At Summit College we understand the importance of properly preparing students for successful careers as licensed vocational nurses. This is why our staff is deeply invested in helping students reach all of their career goals.

Job opportunities for LVNs have increased significantly in the past few years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024. This exceeds the overall projected employment growth rate of 7%. Now is a great time to launch your career and start helping patients in need*.

As a licensed vocational nurse, you will work hand-in-hand with physicians and registered nurses, and you will be responsible for a great number of patient-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

You will have a critical role in patient care, so learning the right skills to perform an excellent job is essential. At Summit College you will get the instruction you need, thanks to experienced faculty and academic support.

As an LVN, you will perform a multitude of tasks. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • 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



Our Licensed Vocational Nursing program is designed to introduce students to a wide range of subjects to help them provide patients with notable care. Our program is tailored to teach the progression from basic to more complex concepts, and to specialty nursing concepts. Summit College’s students can expect to learn nursing abilities in our skills labs, which are set up to simulate multiple healthcare settings. You will also learn how to communicate with patients and loved ones and how to think critically.

The LVN program curriculum includes:

  • Clinical/Skills—Fundamentals
  • Biology
  • Obstetrics
  • Leadership
  • Pediatrics
  • Patient Education
  • Nutrition and Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Pharmacology
  • Patient Education
  • Skills Lab
  • Clinical Training

The LVN program’s goal is to prepare students for entry-level positions in the healthcare field, and to equip them with the necessary knowledge on the principles of safe and effective care of patients.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will qualify to become licensed vocational nurses.

Program availability varies by campus.

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