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Vocational Nursing Schools

Pursue Nursing Degrees through Trade School
Earning your education at a nursing trade school can prepare you for the largest healthcare occupation in the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are over 2.5 million registered nurses in the U.S., representing the need for educated medical professionals to help serve millions of patients every year.

Trade schools can prepare students to for a number of nursing licenses and degrees, including:

  • Registered Nurse (RN). Registered nurses care for all types of patients in hospital or clinic settings
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). LPNs typically care for elderly, disabled, or injured patients under the supervision of RNs
  • Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN). A degree that prepares students for a Bachelor's in nursing, and can also qualify students for some nursing jobs.
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). This degree is similar to an ASN.

Some trade school programs culminate in an exam for these licenses, while others offer credits that can be transferred to nurse degree programs.

Registered Nurse Job Field to Experience High Growth by 2016
The Bureau of Labor Statistics of May 2010 predicts that nearly 700,000 new nursing jobs should be created between 2010 and 2020. This represents a great opportunity for students who complete RN, LPN, ASN, and ADN programs from trade schools and other institutions.

Most nurses work in hospital settings, and hours vary from early morning, late night, and overnight shifts. The Bureau reported a median annual salary of $69,110 for RNs based on 2011 data. It also reported a median annual salary of $42,040 for LPNs.

Vocational Nursing Schools
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As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs : Nursing (BS), Nursing with a specialization in Nurse Administrator (MSN), RN to Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in Nurse Administrator (MSN), and more..

Campus Locations :

High Point: 3975 Premier Center Drive High Point, NC 27265

Austin: 7700 W Parmer Ln, Building A, Suite A100 Austin, TX 78729

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

Novi: 41555 Twelve Mile Road Novi, MI 48377

Tampa: 4401 North Himes Ave., Suite 175 Tampa, FL 33614

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Programs : Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing, Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Kittery: 275 US Route 1 Kittery, ME 03904

Fairfield: College of Medical Arts 1652 West Texas Street #15 Fairfield, CA 94533

South Portland: 207 Gannet Drive South Portland, ME 04106

West Covina: 1400 West Covina Parkway 2nd/3rd Floors West Covina, CA 91790

Leave that dead-end job behind with training from Everest College.

Programs : Diploma - Nursing, Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assistant, Diploma - Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Henderson: 170 N. Stephanie Street 1st Floor Henderson, NV 89074

Los Angeles: 3000 S. Robertson Blvd. Ste. 300 Los Angeles, CA 90034

Alsip: 11560 South Kedzie Avenue Alsip, IL 60803

Reseda: 18040 Sherman Way Ste. 400 Reseda, CA 91335

Chesapeake: 825 Greenbier Circle #100 Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Renton: 981 Powell Ave. SW Ste. 200 Renton, WA 98057

San Bernardino: 217 E. Club Center Drive Suite A San Bernardino, CA 92408

Tacoma: 2156 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

Newport News: 803 Diligence Dr. Newport News, VA 23606

Alhambra: 2215 W. Mission Road Alhambra, CA 91803

Woodbridge: 14555 Potomac Mills Road Woodbridge, VA 22192

Willowbrook: 6880 N Frontage Road Suite 400 Willowbrook, IL 60527

San Francisco: 814 Mission Street Ste. 500 San Francisco, CA 94103

Hayward: 22336 Main Street 1st Floor Hayward, CA 94541

Vancouver: 120 N.E. 136th Ave Ste. 130 Vancouver, WA 98684

Torrance: 1231 Cabrillo Avenue Ste. 201 Torrance, CA 90501

Melrose Park: 1101 W. North Avenue, Suite 1 Melrose Park, IL 60160

Colorado Springs: 1815 Jet Wing Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80916

LA Puente: 12801 Crossroads Parkway South LA Puente, CA 91746

Bremerton: 155 Washington Avenue Suite 200 Bremerton, WA 98337

Seattle: 2111 N. Northgate Way Suite 218 Seattle, WA 98133

Denver: 9065 Grant St. Denver, CO 80229

Springfield: 1010 West Sunshine Springfield, MO 65807

Ontario: 1460 S. Millikin Avenue Ontario, CA 91761

Santa Ana: 500 W. Santa Ana Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92703

Dallas: 6060 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75206

Skokie: 9811 Woods Drive 2nd Floor Skokie, IL 60077

Atlanta: 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW Atlanta, GA 30331

Bedford Park: 7414 S. Cicero Avenue Bedford Park, IL 60499

Portland: 425 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97204

Arlington: 2801 E. Division Street Suite 250 Arlington, TX 76011

Everett: 906 SE Everett Mall Way Suite 600 Everett, WA 98208

Gardena: 1045 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. Suite 275 Gardena, CA 90247

Fort Worth: 4200 South Freeway Suite 1940 Fort Worth, TX 76115

Anaheim: 511 North Brookhurst Suite 300 Anaheim, CA 92801

Kansas City: 1740 W. 92nd Street Kansas City, MO 64114

Aurora: 14280 E. Jewell Ave. Ste 100 Aurora, CO 80012

At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : M.S. in Nursing, RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, BS in Nursing (RN Required), and more..

Campus Locations :

Online: Online, AE

Phoenix: Phoenix, AP

Honolulu: 745 Fort Street Suite 2000 Honolulu, HI 96813

Salida: 5330 Pirrone Road Salida, CA 95368

Lone Tree: 10004 Park Meadows Drive Lone Tree, CO 80124

San Jose: 3590 N. First St San Jose, CA 95134

Miami: 13400 SW 120th Street Miami, FL 33186

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

Baton Rouge: 2431 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Fort Lauderdale: 550 W. Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Chula Vista: 2060 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91915

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

Houston: 4888 Loop Central Drive Houston, TX 77081

Sacramento: 1760 Creekside Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Arlington: 3900 Arlington Highlands Boulevard Suite 237 Arlington, TX 76018

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

San Antonio: 8200 West Interstate 10 Suite 910 San Antonio, TX 78230

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Fresno: 45 East River Park Place West Suite 101 Fresno, CA 93720

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Killeen: 902 West Central Texas Expressway Suite 300 Killeen, TX 76541

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

Programs : Practical Nursing - Diploma, Nursing (RN), Medical Assisting - Associate, and more..

Campus Locations :

Virginia Beach: 5501 Greenwich Road Suite #100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Richmond: 800 Moorefield Park Drive #302 Richmond, VA 23236

Newport News: 1001 Omni Boulevard Suite #200 Newport News, VA 23606

North Charleston: 7410 Northside Drive #G101 North Charleston, SC 29420

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln Technical Institute.

Programs : Nursing (RN), Nursing (Practical), Medical Assistant Technology, and more..

Campus Locations :

Casselberry: 7275 Estapona Circle Casselberry, FL 32730

Edison: 1697 Oak Tree Road Edison, NJ 08820

New Britain: 200 John Downey Drive New Britain, CT 06051

Philadelphia: 2180 Hornig Road Philadelphia, PA 19116

Paramus: 160 E. Route 4 Paramus, NJ 07652

Shelton: 8 Progress Drive Shelton, CT 06484

Mount Laurel: 1000 Howard Boulevard Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Lincoln: Lincoln Mall 622 George Washington Highway Lincoln, RI 02865

Allentown: 5151 Tilghman Street Allentown, PA 18104

Brockton: 375 Westgate Drive Brockton, MA 02301

Somerville: 5 Middlesex Ave Somerville, MA 02145

Lowell: 211 Plain Street Lowell, MA 01852

Flexible career learning to fit your busy lifestyle - National American University.

Programs : Nursing BSN B.S., A.S. in Nursing, Online Nursing RN-to-BSN B.S., and more..

Campus Locations :

Minneapolis: 7801 Metro Parkway Suite 200 Minneapolis, MN 55425

Sioux Falls: 5801 South Corporate Place Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Kansas City: 7490 NW 87th Street Kansas City, MO 64153

Littleton: 8242 S. University Blvd. Ste. 100 Littleton, CO 80122

Wichita: 7309 E 21st Street N Suite G40 Wichita, KS 67206

Lewisville: 475 State Highway 121 Bypass Lewisville, TX 75067

Saint Paul: 1550 W. Highway 36 Saint Paul, MN 55113

Albuquerque: 4775 Indian School Road N.E. Ste. 200 Albuquerque, NM 87110

Colorado Springs: 1350 Space Center Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Get a hands-on, job-specific education at Lincoln College of Technology.

Programs : Nursing (RN), Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

West Palm Beach: 2410 Metrocentre Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

Melrose Park: 8317 W. North Avenue Melrose Park, IL 60160

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs : Nursing, BS (Online Only), Nursing , MS, Nursing, MS (Online Only), and more..

Campus Locations :

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Sarasota: 6151 Lake Osprey Drive Sarasota, FL 34240

Fort Myers: 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33905

Tallahassee: 1700 Halstead Blvd Bldg. 2 Tallahassee, FL 32309

Melbourne: 900 S. Babcock St. Melbourne, FL 32901

Orlando: 5600 Lake Underhill Road Orlando, FL 32807

Port Saint Lucie: 10330 South U.S. 1 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Daytona Beach: 1800 Business Park Blvd Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Discover the power of ONE COURSE A MONTH® to fit education into your busy life.

Programs : Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, Certificate in Practical Nursing, Diploma in Practical Nursing, and more..

Campus Locations :

Phoenix: 13430 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Suite 190 Phoenix, AZ 85029

Fort Wayne: 3000 East Coliseum Boulevard, Suite 100 Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Salina: 2106 South 9th Street Salina, KS 67401

Ft Mitchell: 309 Buttermilk Pike Ft Mitchell, KY 41017

Bettendorf: 2119 Kimberly Road Bettendorf, IA 52722

Boise: 9050 W. Overland Road, Suite 100 Boise, ID 83709

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