The school’s Vocational Nursing Program is designed to impart the basic
knowledge and demonstrative ability necessary for entry level of
employment as a vocational nurse.
This program prepares individuals to assist in providing
general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse,
physician, or dentist. It includes instruction in taking patient
vital signs, applying sterile dressings, patient health education, and assistance with examinations and treatment.
VN Pre-admission Requirements:
- Age 17 1/2 years or older.
- Submit completed admission application packet with School Performance Fact Sheet
- Copy of high school diploma or GED from an accredited school. If foreign graduate, credentials must be evaluated to prove US Education equivalency
- Speak, read, and comprehend the English language. Communicate effectively during the interview process
- Pass the Preadmission Test with a score of 76% or higher
- Obtain background check clearance
- Picture for student ID badge
- Proof of legal residence
- Social Security Number
- Complete Credit Granting Form if applying for transfer of credits from other institutions. Submit official transcript of records from schools attended. Provide a copy of US education equivalency if applicable
- Complete financial application
- Complete Enrollment Agreement
VN Pre-clinical Requirements
- Physical Exam
- Annual PPD
- Hepatitis B Series
- MMR 1 and 2/Rubeola AB, Rubella AB, Varicella 1 & 2/Varicella AB
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Card (BLS/CPR)
- Fire Safety Card
- Student Nursing Malpractice/NSO Insurance
Licensed vocational nurses hold about
753,600 jobs. 28% of LVNs work in nursing homes, 25% work in
hospitals, and 12% in physicians’ offices and clinics.
Others work for home healthcare services, residential-care
facilities, schools, temporary- help agencies, or government
Employment of LVNs is expected to grow by 21
percent between 2008 and 2018 in response to long-term care
needs and the general growth of health care. Nursing homes
will offer the most new jobs for LVNs as the number of aged
and disabled persons rises. Employment of LVNs this decade
is expected to grow 36% or more in home healthcare services.
This is in response to a growing number of older persons
with functional disabilities, consumer preference for home
care, and technological advances, which make it possible to
offer complex treatments at home.(Source:
The median salary for a typical certified
nursing assistant (CNA) in Los Angeles is $27,685 whereas a
typical licensed vocational nurse (LVN) were $39,030 in May
2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $33,360 and
$46,710. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $28,260, and
the highest 10 percent earned more than $53,580. Median
annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers
of licensed vocational nurses in May 2008 were:
Employment services $44,690
Nursing care facilities 40,580
Home health care services 39,510
General medical and surgical hospitals 38,080
Offices of physicians 35,020 (Source:
Homestead Schools, Inc. has been approved to
operate a vocational nursing program by the Bureau for Private
Postsecondary Education and the
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.
Homestead Schools is an Accredited Institution by the
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. To see
Homestead Schools accreditation status please
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Accrediting Bureau of Health Education
7777 Leesburg Pike, Suite 314N
Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone (703) 917-9503
Fax (703) 917-4109
Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento California, 95833
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833-2945
Racially Nondiscriminatory Policy
Homestead Schools, Inc. admits students of
any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the
rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally
accorded or made available to students at the school. It
does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
and ethnic origin in administration of its educational
policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan
programs, and athletic and other school-administered
"Everything at Homestead is good so far. I
see that the teachers really care about their students and
they provide all the help we need. I really enjoy being
here! Every day I realize that I made the right choice on
choosing the nursing field and this school. I have
recommended the program and school to the people I know.
Many people at work are interested. George has been very
helpful with every question I had. He took the time to
explain my financial aid. I really appreciate that."
"The entire Homestead staff does an
excellent job in working together for the stability of the
school. My experiences here at Homestead have so far been
very educational and also enjoyable with excellent clinical
instructors and the knowledge we were taught during theory.
The program in my opinion is one of the best in the Southern
California area and is one I would suggest to those I know
who are interested in taking nursing. The tutoring program
is very helpful and easily accessible to all of us."
"I have had a great experience with the
school. Two Thumbs up! The school has delivered a fantastic
"Homestead is a very educating school. It's
strict but it guarantees you get your money's worth. My
experience has been great and memorable. The school has
delivered its promise. I don't think anything should be
changed. Everything is good the way it is."
"When I first enrolled into Homestead
Schools I had a specific goal to be the best in class. The
rationale behind this is to psychologically set myself up
for success because failure is simply not an option for me.
I take my career and my future very seriously and is evident
by my number 1 rank for term 1. My drive and ambition will
guarantee my graduation in my eyes. The scholarship is my
trophy, it is a welcome reminder of the hard work and
dedication that I have invested in my future."
-Eduardo Garcia, a VN student
"The school has been awesome, love the
instructors! Ms. Sadang=Great! Ms. Rivas=Great! Ms.
Tomie=Awesome! Dr. Liz=Well informed with lots of
information, fantastic! Ms. Doris=Terrific!"
"The school provided all information needed
to be successful. If you didn't apply yourself and work hard
it would not matter what the school promised. You would not
pass. All the instructors are great to work with and I
believe all wanted us to succeed."
"My Experience was great! There were some
bumps during the course of the program but it was handled
"My experience has been excellent. The
school is very challenging, but it has been a great
experience so far. I have recommended Homestead to many
"I have all ready referred the school to
three of my girlfriends. My experience has been great.
They've delivered on their promises. I wouldn't change a
thing, they all do a great job!"
"My experience so far is good! Mrs. Sadang
really worked my butt off (which is good) and all the
teachers were great and helpful."
"Everything in financial aid was processed
and done very well. The tutoring program really helped me a
lot especially when Janet came in. She's a very good tutor!"
"Ms. Doris is very helpful and encourages us
to help us to do better. I'd definitely
recommend the program to others."
"I have received the full amount through the
financial aid and I am very satisfied with the results."
"I would recommend the school to others. The
teachers have been very nice to work with. "
"My experience here at Homestead has been
good so far. I would recommend this school to others. The
tutoring program has helped me out a lot."
"Dr. Liz taught me so much and really helped
me understand the subjects. I wish we could have her for the
rest of the school year."
"The board of nursing sent me some forms in
the mail. I received it yesterday. You know, that is good news for me. I
will have a better chance after I finish the program. It is
indeed a divine arrangement or intervention by God to have
people like you and Mr. Ignacio. I will continue to put in
time to study ahead of the class like I am doing right now.
Mrs. Merlyn is a good teacher. Thank you for the
opportunity. I will not let you down. You will continue to
hear and see my progress in batch 7. Please extend my
gratitude to Mr. Ignacio, Mrs. Merlin, my teacher, and the
rest of the teachers both in the classroom and in the
clinical. Thank you for giving me the chance of a lifetime.
God bless you and all the staff who are helping to make
things happen. Please continue to keep me in your prayers."
-B.A., a VN student
"The tutoring program has helped me remember
because she also gives examples."
"I would recommend this program because the
staff and teachers are very nice and they know how to run
the school. The school has delivered it's promise, my
experience has been good. The only bad thing is there are no
"From other school to Homestead,
Homestead has helped make this whole process less stressful.
The learning experience from Homestead has helped me become
a better student and a better person."
-F.G., a VN student
"Homestead has helped me to better
manage my time and deal with stress. I learned how to
save money and communicate better with others and with
patients. I learned how to bond with other students and
-F.Y., a VN student
"I really enjoyed my time at
homestead. The students, teachers, and staff are
-T.G., a VN student
"My experience was ecstatic! The
staff was very cooperative and flexible with the
students. I loved how everyone worked together
as a team to enforce a guaranteed passing of all
-A.M., a VN student
"I appreciate Mrs. Sadang,
Ms. Nishime, and Ms. Reyes patience with our
batch. They really take the time to instill
their knowledge on us. Ms. Nishime even made
us NCLEX type questions and medical
terminology type games."
"Ms. Milarose is a very good
teacher, we all love her! Ms. Nishime is a
good teacher as well, she provides games.
Ms. Sadang is strict but she's good because
we are behaved and she gives us
"The program is challenging
and I feel confident I will do well on the
NCLEX-PN. I would recommend this program to
people serious about devoting most of their
time to study."
"Homestead School has
embraced us as transfer students with open
arms. Transferring to homestead was one of
the greatest and best decisions that I have
made in my life. The faculty and staff,
namely Ms. Sylvia, Mrs. Nicolas, Jill and
Star have helped me in all aspects and
supported me through achieving my goals.
Thank you to everyone, to my Homestead
-A.H., a VN student
"The past year has been
a rough learning experience that has
taught me not only values that will
benefit me in the nursing field but also
in life. The staff has been
understanding of myself & the rest of
the students, making this experience
-M.B., a VN student
"A nursing career
allows me the opportunity and
privilege to serve people in their
time of need as well it is a very
rewarding personal endeavor. It will
also help with my financial needs."
-K.L.O, a VN student
scholarship will be meaningful
to me because it will help me
pay for education. It will also
allow me to further my
education. This scholarship
keeps me inspired with a
positive mindset and helps me
realize you are rewarded for
-A.M.J., a VN student
I studied for
about 3-4 weeks, reading the
Saunders book that Homestead
School provided me. I also did
at least 100-200 questions/day
from different NCLEX style
question CD/Books. I think ATI
really helps me to prepare for
my board, and just be positive
and look forward on getting your
-C.M, a VN student
" Dear Vijay,
I would like to express my
sincere thanks to you and your
staff for the hard work and
dedication you have put into
helping me achieve my LVN
license. Without assistance from
you, and the school staff, I
would not have recieved the
necessary training to
successfully pass the state exam
on my first attempt. Because of
your help, I am now on my way to
a rewarding career.
Thank you for
all the encouragement you have
given me during the school
years. I don't know what I would
have done without your endless
support and cannot thank you
professionalism, support and
commitment in this program will
most certainly reflect in the
quality of your students their
hard work as LVN's. Much
-P.M, a VN student