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Vocational Nursing Program

Need a New Career? Our Nursing School Offers Opportunity in Less Than a Year


The vocational nursing program at Saint Louis College of Health Careers offers you the opportunity to work in a profession that is in high demand, directly making a difference in the lives of the sick, elderly, or incapacitated.

In addition, you can become certified by completing vocational nursing school in less than a year at SLCHC. Becoming a vocational nurse - known as a licensed practical nurse in most states- is a career change that offers great satisfaction and job stability.

You can be certified and working in a fulfilling field after less than a year in SLHC’s vocational nursing program. Job prospects are bright. Like all health careers for which SLCHC trains students, employment in the vocational nursing field is expected to increase significantly in the next few years.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs in the vocational nursing field is expected to grow by more than 20 percent by 2018 due to an aging population that is living longer and a general increase in the demand of healthcare. Vocational nurses are in great demand by clinics and outpatient centers that are increasingly performing procedures once done in hospitals.

Opportunities abound if you want to take advantage of them through the Saint Louis College of Health Careers. Note that classes in the vocational nursing program are held at the county campus in Fenton only.

What Will the Vocational Nursing Program Train Me To Do?


A registered nurse is allowed to perform more duties and has more responsibility than a licensed vocational nurse. But an LVN provides valuable support to RNs in hospitals, hospices, senior facilities or other facilities by performing these chores such as:

  • Taking samples of blood and urine
  • Giving injections and medicine
  • Administering IVs and monitoring vital signs
  • Assisting patients to bathe, go to the bathroom, or with physical therapy.

In addition,a SLCHC job placement coordinator will assist you in finding a job once you’ve completed vocational nursing school and become certified. We’ve been training students for jobs in healthcare since 1981, so we’re well-known among employers throughout the St. Louis area. We also can help you sharpen your job-seeking skills such as resume-writing and interviewing.

Need financial help? Saint Louis College of Health Careers routinely assists students in obtaining grants, loans and scholarships from several sources. We cannot guarantee financing, however. Contact SLCHC today for more information on our vocational nursing program. Use the “chat live” feature at the top of the page to talk to a college representative, or call us at 866-529-2070.


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