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Vocational Nursing Diploma

Learn the Fundamentals of Patient Care

Vocational Nursing Diploma

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Train to become an important member of the health care team—and to qualify to pursue roles in a variety of health care settings. Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) provide basic care to patients under the supervision of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians.

LVNs may do a little of everything: helping feed new babies, changing bandages in acute care, keeping chemotherapy patients comfortable during treatment, or helping older patients dress. They also update patient charts and communicate important information to the rest of the health care team.

Daytime or Evening/Weekend Program Format

You can pursue your vocational nursing diploma in a full-time daytime format at either of our Dallas and Grand Prairie locations, or part-time on evenings and weekends at our Grand Prairie campus.

Daytime students can complete their diploma in as few as 12 months. Evening/weekend students can complete theirs in as few as 21 months. The curriculum and clinical experiences will be the same.*


Skill Building

Learn foundational skills to care for patients from birth to the elder years.

Versatile Curriculum

Program includes NCLEX-PN review to help you prepare for the licensure exam.†

Flexible Class Schedules

Daytime 12-month program or evening available at both our Dallas and Grand Prairie locations.*

Evening/weekend 21-month program available at our Grand Prairie location.*

Vocational Nursing Curriculum

Concorde’s vocational nursing diploma teaches the knowledge and skills you need to prepare to serve patients with a wide range of conditions and needs. You’ll learn practical skills for taking vital signs, inserting catheters and more in the classroom. Then, you’ll apply those skills during clinical experience in a variety of real-world settings.

  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing Care
  • NCLEX Review
  • Pharmacology

† Professional certification is not a requirement for graduation, may not be a requirement for employment nor does it guarantee employment. Registration and certification requirements for taking and passing these examinations are not controlled by Concorde, but by outside agencies, and are subject to change by the agency without notice. Therefore, Concorde cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take these exams, at all or at any specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.
*Program length may be subject to change dependent on transfer credits and course load. Please refer to current course catalog for more information. Concorde does not guarantee admittance, graduation, subsequent employment or salary amount.

Approval Statement

The Vocational Nursing programs at Concorde in Dallas and Grand Prairie have been granted full approval by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Texas Board of Nursing: 333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460, Austin, TX 78701; 512-305-7400;

Take the Next Step Now

Think you’d love to work as a vocational nurse? Contact Concorde San Bernardino today to learn if our program can help you get there!