Become a Nurse

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51 Weeks to a New Career!

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.

Creating Your Own 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

Your coursework prepares you for the NCLEX-PN licensing exam.

What can I do?

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


“When a student gets a job, I celebrate like it’s my job, too. I will always feel connected to these students… and I feel like we’re making a difference.”






Accreditation is the process of evaluating a school or educational training program to determine whether it meets standards set up by an accrediting organization. When you attend an accredited institution, you are attending a school that has undergone a rigorous process that evaluates educational quality. It’s not easy to become or remain an accredited institution. The rules and regulations are strict, precise and designed to protect students. Here are some of the benefits:

A reliable indicator of quality
Approved program of study
Qualified instructors

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit:

Great college! Professional instructors. Would definitely recommend!

– Beni Garcia

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
Full-time programs available

IOT Fast Facts

VN jobs are expected to grow over 25% by 2022*
3,040 = number of expected job openings in California**
NCLEX-PN Exam fee included in tuition
Full-time & part-time programs available

*Source: **

Hours of Instruction/Program Length

This program is 1,575 hours and 62.5 quarter credit hours.

Full time
Classes are held Monday through Friday, with occasional weekends possible, for 51 weeks. Various shift schedules may be required for clinical rotations. See your admissions representative for available class times.

Part time
Classes are held three evenings per week with all-day Saturday clinicals, for 81 weeks. Various shift schedules may be required for clinical rotations. Part time is only available on the Redding campus. See your admissions representative for available class times.

Career Services

Institute of Technology offers placement support and assistance to all graduates regardless of how long they have been out of school. If you are a recent graduate or graduated years ago, our Career Services Team is here to help you!

Where can I learn?

IOT offers this program at the following location:

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