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Vocational Nursing School: Where "Touchy-Feely" Meets "Perfectionist"

Good nurses combine kindness and an obsession with details. They comfort patients physically, mentally, and spiritually--but they're also sticklers for precision, making sure that treatments and medication are administered exactly on time and as prescribed. If you're both "touchy-feely" and a perfectionist, the rapidly growing field of nursing needs you.

Nurse training possibilities are numerous:

  • With just one year of vocational nursing school training classes, you can earn a certificate or diploma and become a licensed vocational nurse or LVN (sometimes referred to as a licensed practical nurse or LPN). More than 1,500 state-approved programs offered LVN classes and courses.
  • If you want further nurse training, a wide choice of degrees awaits you. You can become a registered nurse (RN) through a 2-to-3-year associate degree in nursing program, or by earning a 4-year BSN (bachelor's degree in nursing).
  • BSN degrees enable nurses to pursue a master's of science degree in nursing (MSN). With an MSN, you can enter a nursing specialty such nurse practitioner (NP). An NP can prescribe medication and diagnose and treat minor ailments, just like a doctor.

LVN and RN Courses Launch You into the Rapidly Growing Field of Nursing

Dramatic growth characterizes the current nursing field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were about 749,000 LVN jobs and 2.5 million RN jobs in 2006. BLS predicts that 100,000 new LVN jobs and nearly 600,000 new RN jobs should open up between 2006 and 2016. In 2008, the median annual earnings of LVNs were $39,030 and the figure for RNs was $62,450.

Whether you earn a certificate or diploma to become a vocational nurse or go all the way to a master's degree, nursing offers a satisfying way to combine your gentle side with your perfectionist side.

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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 :

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

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

Montgomery: 5355 Vaughn Road Montgomery, AL 36116

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

Savannah: 709 Mall Road Savannah, GA 31406

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 :

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

South Portland: 207 Gannet Drive South Portland, ME 04106

Kittery: 275 US Route 1 Kittery, ME 03904

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

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, ND

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

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

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

Miami: 11410 NW 20th Street Miami, FL 33172

Southfield: 26261 Evergreen Road Southfield, MI 48076

Oakland: 1200 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94612

Jacksonville: 4500 Salisbury Road Suite 200 Jacksonville, FL 32216

Kapolei: Kapolei Building 1001 Kamokila Blvd Kapolei, HI 96707

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

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

Lathrop: 17000 S. Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Tucson: 555 E. River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

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

Bakersfield: 4900 California Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93309

Fairfield: 5253 Business Center Drive Fairfield, CA 94534

Dallas: 12400 Coit Road Suite 200 Dallas, TX 75251

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

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

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

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Independence: 5005 Rockside Road Suite 130 Independence, OH 44131

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Livermore: 2481 Constitution Drive Livermore, CA 94551

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

Westminster: 8700 Turnpike Drive Westminster, CO 80030

Houston: 11451 Katy Freeway Suite 100 Houston, TX 77079

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

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

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Spring: 24624 Interstate 45 Spring, TX 77386

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

Visalia: 301 East Acequia Ave Visalia, CA 93291

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

Alsip: 11560 South Kedzie Avenue Alsip, IL 60803

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

Bremerton: 155 Washington Avenue Suite 200 Bremerton, WA 98337

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

Tacoma: 2156 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402

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

Atlanta: 2841 Greenbriar Parkway SW Atlanta, GA 30331

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

Ontario: 1460 S. Millikin Avenue Ontario, CA 91761

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

Dallas: 6060 N. Central Expressway Dallas, TX 75206

Alhambra: 2215 W. Mission Road Alhambra, CA 91803

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

Anaheim: 511 North Brookhurst Suite 300 Anaheim, CA 92801

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Springfield: 1010 West Sunshine Springfield, MO 65807

Woodbridge: 14555 Potomac Mills Road Woodbridge, VA 22192

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Portland: 425 SW Washington Street Portland, OR 97204

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

Denver: 9065 Grant St. Denver, CO 80229

Start a great career in healthcare with Medical Careers Institute.

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

Campus Locations :

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

Greenville: 1001 Keys Drive #100 Greenville, SC 29615

Raleigh: 4101 Doie Cope Road Raleigh, NC 27613

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

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

Edison: 1697 Oak Tree Road Edison, NJ 08820

Paramus: 160 E. Route 4 Paramus, NJ 07652

Philadelphia: 2180 Hornig Road Philadelphia, PA 19116

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

Mount Laurel: 1000 Howard Boulevard Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

Shelton: 8 Progress Drive Shelton, CT 06484

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 :

Wichita: 8428 W. 13th St. N. Ste. 120 Wichita, KS 67212

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

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

Lees Summit: 401 NW Murray Road Lees Summit, MO 64081

Overland Park: 10310 Mastin Overland Park, KS 66212

Independence: 3620 Arrowhead Avenue Independence, MO 64057

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

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

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

Marietta: 2359 Windy Hill Road Marietta, GA 30067

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

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

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

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, Certificate in Medical Assistant, and more..

Campus Locations :

Salina: 2106 South 9th Street Salina, KS 67401

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

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

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