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Are you excited about work that can impact the health and well-being of an entire patient community?

If you have always aspired to nurture and protect the health of others, a vocational nursing role could be your calling, and IOT can help you bridge your dreams with reality through a diploma program in this rewarding health care specialty.

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Believing in Your Real-World Success

At IOT, you don’t have to wait any longer for your future to begin because there is never a waiting list for our programs. You can immediately begin your vocational nursing training that takes you from the classroom to your career starting day one through a hands-on focus in these areas:

  • Patient care in a laboratory setting
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Your coursework prepares you for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam, and IOT pays your exam fees so you can better focus on your learning and career goals.

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Your Program Benefits

IOT designs program schedules with your busy lifestyle in mind. You can take advantage of these benefits:

  • Complete vocational nursing career training in as few as three semesters
  • Daytime and evening classes are available
  • Choose from full-time and part-time programs

IOT is approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

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Employment outlook

Between 2012 and 2022, nursing is projected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 25%. With hospitals continuing to expand job scopes for nurses and other medical facilities increasingly utilizing nurses for procedures once solely performed in hospital settings, 182,900 new job opportunities are forecasted.

What can I do with the Vocational Nursing program?

The nursing field is as diverse as those who serve in these critical care roles. You can find your place in this rewarding area of health care along a wide career spectrum, from hospital settings to acute care.

Vocational nurses can serve under the direction of a physician or a registered nursing professional supporting vital clinical functions, including:

  • Administering prescribed medications
  • Basic nursing care
  • Monitoring of patient health in long-term care and acute care settings
  • Patient data collection
  • Performing medical treatments as prescribed
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What Program Graduates Say

  • "I just want to thank IOT and all the wonderful staff that helped me along my nursing year! I am proud to say I graduated, accomplished my goals thanks to IOT, I am a nurse and working as a nurse."

    Vanessa Ayala - Class of 2021

  • "Nothing that is worth having comes without effort."

    Kenneth (Kenny) Perkins, VN - Class of 2021

Where Can I Study?

Number of Students Enrolled: 91
Number of Students Graduated: 71
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 78%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 50
ACCSC Employment Rate: 72%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are included in this calculation. 3% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Number of Graduates Taking Exam: 58
Number of Graduates Passing Exam: 54
ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 93%

Program Cost: $31,935.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 62.5 semester credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 77%
BPPE Placement Rate: 65%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 93%

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Number of Students Enrolled: 64
Number of Students Graduated: 51
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 80%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 40
ACCSC Employment Rate: 78%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Number of Graduates Taking Exam: 41
Number of Graduates Passing Exam: 41
ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 100%

Program Cost: $31,935.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 62.5 semester credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 77%
BPPE Placement Rate: 65%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 93%

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Number of Students Enrolled: 99
Number of Students Graduated: 82
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 85%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 57
ACCSC Employment Rate: 71%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are included in this calculation. 2% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Number of Graduates Taking Exam: 56
Number of Graduates Passing Exam: 56
ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 100%

Program Cost: $31,935.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 62.5 semester credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 77%
BPPE Placement Rate: 65%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 93%

Number of Students Enrolled: 29
Number of Students Graduated: 24
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 86%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 18
ACCSC Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

Number of Graduates Taking Exam: 16
Number of Graduates Passing Exam: 16
ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 100%

Program Cost: $31,870.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 62.5 semester credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 86%
ACCSC Employment Rate: 75%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between December 1, 2017 and November 30, 2018 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 100%

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 68%
BPPE Placement Rate: 76%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 85%

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Number of Students Enrolled: 91
Number of Students Graduated: 71
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 78%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 50
ACCSC Employment Rate: 72%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are included in this calculation. 3% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Number of Graduates Taking Exam: 58
Number of Graduates Passing Exam: 54
ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 93%

Program Cost: $31,935.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 62.5 semester credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 77%
BPPE Placement Rate: 65%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 93%

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Number of Students Enrolled: 64
Number of Students Graduated: 51
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 80%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 40
ACCSC Employment Rate: 78%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Number of Graduates Taking Exam: 41
Number of Graduates Passing Exam: 41
ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 100%

Program Cost: $31,935.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 62.5 semester credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 77%
BPPE Placement Rate: 65%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 93%

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Number of Students Enrolled: 99
Number of Students Graduated: 82
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 85%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 57
ACCSC Employment Rate: 71%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019 are included in this calculation. 2% of the graduates (or 2 graduates), have been included in the employment rate calculation, which have been waived for employment for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic employment rates.

Number of Graduates Taking Exam: 56
Number of Graduates Passing Exam: 56
ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 100%

Program Cost: $31,935.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 62.5 semester credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Graduation and Employment Rates for this program across all campuses.

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 77%
BPPE Placement Rate: 65%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 93%

Number of Students Enrolled: 29
Number of Students Graduated: 24
ACCSC Graduation Rate: 86%
Number of Students Placed in their field of Study: 18
ACCSC Placement Rate: 75%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between December 1, 2016 and November 30, 2017 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

Number of Graduates Taking Exam: 16
Number of Graduates Passing Exam: 16
ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 100%

Program Cost: $31,870.00 + Fees, Books, and Supplies
Credit Hours: 62.5 semester credit hours

For a breakdown of program costs, view our Tuition and Expenses page.

The performance numbers listed here represent the Completion and Placement Rates for this program across all campuses.

ACCSC Graduation Rate: 86%
ACCSC Employment Rate: 75%
Employment Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program and started between December 1, 2017 and November 30, 2018 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, incarceration, active military service deployment, the onset of a medical condition that prevents employment, or they were an international student who returned to their country of origin, or they continued their education in an accredited institution of higher education (postsecondary) on at least a half-time basis. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with ACCSC Standards of Accreditation for calculating programmatic placement rates.

ACCSC License Examination Pass Rate: 100%

BPPE 150% Graduation Rate: 68%
BPPE Placement Rate: 76%
Placement Rate Methodology: All students who completed the program within 150% of normal program length and were scheduled to graduate in 2019 are included in this calculation. 0% of the graduates, (or 0 graduates), have been included in the placement rate calculation, which have been waived for placement for one of the following reasons: death, become incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education in an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution. These waivers have been included in the calculation in compliance with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education regulations for calculating annual programmatic placement rates.

BPPE License Examination Pass Rate: 85%

Graduates of this program are trained for employment in any of the following Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Codes.

SOC CodeOccupation
29-2061Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses