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Carrington has taught me that even though healthcare is science, it is also an art. We help patients out not with just medicine but by caring and support. Sometimes the best medicine is to sit, listen, and be there for the patient.
Ready to Do This?
Find your path in Nursing
Talk to an enrollment services representative about your options and earn your certificate in as few as 12 months!
What Will I Learn?
Medical Surgical Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Anatomy and Physiology
Nursing job duties vary depending on the level of nursing you are practicing and the state in which you are licensed. Typical job duties of an LPN or LVN include:1
- Monitor patients’ health, for example, by checking their blood pressure, heart rate, respiration rate, and oxygen saturation levels.
- Administer basic patient care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters
- Provide for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress
- Discuss the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns
- Report patients’ status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors
- Keep records on patients’ health
Cost & Financial Aid
Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
For complete information on current tuition costs, please see the Academic Catalog.
Vocational Nursing programs are available at two California locations.
- San Jose
The Practical Nursing program is available in Idaho and New Mexico.
Accreditation & Approvals
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415- 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at http://www.accjc.org/.
Check out our guide on becoming a Practical Nurse/Vocational Nurse
Licensed vocational nurses or licensed practical nurses provide basic medical care under the direction of a registered nurse. The major difference between LVNs and LPNs is where they practice. One benefit of a practical or vocational nursing position is that it is a quick way to enter the healthcare field. LPN and LVN are entry-level nursing designations. Find out more in our career guide.