Vocational Nursing

The Vocational Nursing Program provides students with knowledge needed to pass the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing and become successfully employed in a healthcare setting. 


Program Details
Earn your diploma in as little as 30 months or your Associate Degree in 33 months! Part-Time Program available at Riverside Campus
  • Available at the Alhambra and Riverside campuses
  • Hands-on learning and clinical experience 
  • Convenient class schedules
  • Full-time on-site career services 
  • Financial aid is available to qualified students
  • Platt’s LVN programs are accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT), providing eligibility to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed as a Vocational Nurse (LVN).
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Overview & Accreditation

The Vocational Nursing program provides students with the theory, interpersonal, laboratory skills and clinical experience to prepare them for a career as a vocational nurse. Lecture and skills laboratory take place on campus while the clinical training takes place at various health care facilities.

The vocational nurse functions as a member of the health care team who provides basic nursing care, administers medications, reports and documents patient signs and symptoms, and carries out therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. 

Upon successful completion of the program, Graduates are awarded either an Associate of Science degree or a diploma depending on degree level chosen and is eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed as a Vocational Nurse (LVN). 


Platt College Los Angeles LLC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).  For more information, click HERE


Earn your Associate’s Degree in Vocational Nursing in as little as 18-months or your diploma in as little as 14 months at Alhambra Campus!

Part-Time Program available at Riverside Campus – Earn your diploma in as little as 30 months or your Associate Degree in 33 months!

Start times for each VN cohort vary by campus, contact us for details HERE

Financial Aid

Platt College is committed to providing the information and resources necessary to help every student achieve educational success.   Types of financial aid available for qualified students include:

  • Federal Grants, including Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal Work Study (FWS)
  • California State Grant Programs, including Cal Grants and California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth
  • Federal Direct loans
  • Private Loans & Scholarships

To learn more, click here: https://plattcollege.edu/financial-aid/

Career Services

Platt College maintains an active career services department to assist graduates as well as current students seeking part-time or full-time jobs while attending school. However, the school cannot guarantee employment.

Students are given the opportunity to pursue job referrals maintained by Career Services.

Our Career Services personnel explain and assist with our student’s job search process. Placement efforts occur through graduation and beyond.

Career Services aims to build the job acquiring skills of our students through interviews and workshops in the following areas:

  • Career planning
  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Completing applications
  • Researching and contacting potential employers

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