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Why Study Vocational Nursing at Carrington College California?

March 29, 2011
Nursing Student at Carrington College California

Working as a nurse can be one of the most rewarding careers in health care; the first step to working in Vocational Nursing* is to earn a Certificate and/or Associate degree and you can do this at Carrington College California.

Vocational Nurses (also known as Practical Nurses in some states) provide basic bedside care for people experiencing common, well defined health problems.  As a Vocational Nurse you could work in a hospital, nursing home, a physician’s office or clinic, a patient’s home, but always under the guidance of a registered nurse or licensed physician. 

Depending on the medical environment that you go on to work in, a Vocational Nurse can have a variety of duties; from the measurement and recording of patients’ vital signs, to assisting with bathing, dressing, feeding, and personal hygiene, and even office-related duties in some settings.  You may also work with patients’ relatives, teaching them basic nursing techniques for home care.

If you join our program at Carrington College California, you’ll discover that the faculty members at our California nursing schools aren’t just teachers, they’re mentors. They prepare their students for entry-level employment through a combination of theoretical exercises, clinical hands-on training, and real patient interaction.  Our students soon realize that having someone you trust and respect at your side, ready to answer questions and provide feedback, is priceless when preparing for a health care career.

The Carrington College California Vocational Nursing program gives our students the necessary foundation for a successful future in nursing.  We prepare our graduates for the licensing exam; the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) is the final step to qualification as a Vocational Nurse.

If you’re considering a general career in health care, then perhaps you should consider talking to an Admissions Representative.  Vocational Nursing classes are enrolling now at our Carrington College California Sacramento, San Jose and Antioch campuses.

Visit our website at https://carrington.edu to find out more about the Vocational Nursing Program at Carrington College California.

*Program availability varies by location.

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