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Vocational Nursing

The Nursing Program is a program in which all subjects are conducted on-campus only. Marian College, Marian Health Careers Center does not offer distance-learning or on-line courses. No diploma will be issued until the required total number of clock hours is completed by the student.

Marian College, Marian Health Careers Center does not have a Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) Program as defined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Pub. L. 110-315.


Program Name: Vocational Nursing Program
CIP Code: 51.3901

Level: Postsecondary
Total Program Length: 1,534 clock hours
Weekday Schedule: 55 weeks (28 hours per week) = 14 months
Weekend Schedule: 70 weeks (22 hours per week) = 18 months
Academic Year: 900 hours = 24 weeks
Completion Award: Diploma

Occupational Code #1: 29-2061.00 Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses
Occupational Code #2: 31-1012.00 Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants
Occupational Code #3: 31-1011.00 Home Health Aides
Occupational Code #4: 39-9021.00 Personal and Home Care Aides

Tuition & Fees $34,350 * + $85 Strf.

Normal time in months to complete program as published in catalog: 14-18 months
No. of Students that completed the course between 07/01/2008 and 06/30/2009 within the normal time stated above: 9

January 1 – December 31, 2022
Source: Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
Los Angeles Campus: 75%
Van Nuys Campus: 79%

January 1 – December 31, 2020
Source: Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools
Los Angeles Campus: 84%
Van Nuys Campus: 81%

Career Fact

Employment of nurses is expected to grow by 21 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for healthcare services.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Nursing Education Program provides the student with skills that will afford him or her the opportunity to seek employment in hospitals, clinics, private physicians' offices, and extended long-term care facilities.

Emphasis is on nursing theory, development and application of nursing skills in the basic care of individuals throughout the life span.

Upon completion of this program, the student will receive a diploma and will be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-PN®), and if successful, will qualify to obtain licensure from the Board of Vocational Nursing and ® Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) to practice in the State of California.

A minimum grade of C (75%) in all Vocational Nursing course work is required to successfully complete the program.