Do you dream of a career in the health care field, supporting both patients and care providers in a fast-paced medical office setting? IOT can prepare you for an exciting role as a vocational nurse in a short time!

Train To Become A Licensed Vocational Nurse

Your IOT classroom is where your role in practical nursing can begin through a real-world focus in areas such as:
Geriatrics, adult health, pediatrics, obstetrics
Community health
Anatomy and physiology
Clinical nursing procedures
Communication, ethics, the nursing process, and career enhancement

We want to make your learning and career goals even more achievable, so we pay your NCLEX-PN licensure exam fees, and structure our program to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the requirements of the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Coursework includes 19 classroom/theory classes and four laboratory/clinical classes over approximately 44 weeks.

What can I do?

Graduates from this program will be entitled to receive a certificate of completion and have their name submitted to OBSN as a candidate for the NCLEX-PN. Successfully passing the NCLEX-PN and gaining licensure from OSBN entitles the graduate to use the credentials LPN or Licensed Practical Nurse.

As a comprehensive career education program, Institute of Technology’s Practical Nursing program can prepare you to work as a nurse in a variety of medical workplaces. These may include:
Physicians’ offices
Skilled nursing facilities
Home health agencies
And more

Hours Of Instruction | Program Length

The Vocational Nursing program is 1,190 hours and 48 quarter credit hours. Classes are held Monday through Thursday for 44 weeks. Speak with your admissions representative for available class times.

44 Weeks To A New Career

Do you aspire to a career on the front lines of nursing care? Have you been searching for a practical nursing program in Salem? Institute of Technology’s accelerated program can put you on a path to a career in this exciting health care field in just a short time.

We pride ourselves on meeting educations standards set forth by recognized accrediting bodies and professional organizations. To that end, Institute of Technology is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), which has been officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Since 1978.

About Us
At IOT our family mission is to inspire, support, and empower students through education and career development.

Our Values

  • Ethics and integrity.
  • Outstanding customer service.
  • Higher educational standards.
  • Our employees’ collective energy.
  • Partnerships with our communities.
Practical Nursing

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