This program is currently on hold until further notice.


  • Vocational Nursing Program

    Program Description

    The Vocational Nursing (VN) program is a 13-month program to train students for an entry-level vocational nursing position. It is a full-time commitment. Upon successful completion, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN ® examination. The VN program is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).

    Enrollment Requirements

    • EMRAS VN Program Application form completed with non-refundable $30 fee.
    • ATI TEAS 6 --required preadmission exam with non-refundable $70 fee.
    • Driver’s License or Government ID copy.
    • Social Security card copy.
    • Provide proof of a high school diploma or GED certificate from an accredited school with official transcripts, or college degree with official transcripts from an accredited college.
    • AHA CPR Card (current) that will not expire before end-of-program.
    • (3) Employer or non-relative Letters of Recommendation.

    Prerequisites (If you need to take these courses, we offer them online)

    • Medical Terminology (passed with grade “B” or higher) within the last 5 years.
    • Medical Math (passed with grade “B” or higher) within the last 5 years.
    • Anatomy & Physiology (passed grade “B” or higher) within the last 5 years

    Effective June 17, 2019 taking Medical Terminology at El Monte-Rosemead Adult School will satisfy the Vocational Nursing Program's Medical Terminology prerequisite. If you took Medical Terminology at El Monte-Rosemead Adult School prior to June 17, 2019 it will not satisfy the Medical Terminology prerequisite and you will need to take the new Medical Terminology class.

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