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Pacific College, Orange County:
With two campuses in Orange County CA, in Costa Mesa and The Citadel (East Los Angeles off Freeway 5), Pacific College is an accredited private post-secondary educational institution founded in 1993 to provide accessible healthcare education to adult learners. We provide full and part-time degree and diploma programs in Vocational Nursing and Cardiovascular Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Today’s fast paced, complex society, along with increasing technological advances have created an unprecedented need for expert health care professionals. You could be one of them. Contact us today to learn more about our fully accredited programs.

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Full and Part-time Healthcare Degree and Diploma Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree (BSc) in Nursing
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed for a person who is currently a Registered Nurse (RN) and is seeking to complete the requirements for an earned Bachelor of Science degree. The curriculum provides registered nurses with a better understanding of the ethical, cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect patients and influence healthcare delivery. Critical thinking, leadership, management, research, physical assessment, and health promotion across a variety of community-based healthcare settings is emphasized in the program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program can be completed in 17 months.

- Program Objectives

- To develop critical thinkers who creatively engage in rational inquiry utilizing the nursing process in both well-defined, relatively common clinical situations and in complex clinical situations
- To develop skilled healthcare providers prepared to provide a higher level of nursing assessment in their direct or indirect care of ethically, culturally and/or spiritually diverse patients and their families
- To develop effective collaborators of healthcare prepared to work in a leadership capacity to design and manage the care of individuals and their families
- To develop caring and therapeutic communicators prepared to utilize broadened tools of communication in advocating the comfort and self-determination of patients and their families
- To develop nursing professionals practicing nursing within a legal/ethical framework

LVN / Vocational Nursing (offered as an Associate of Science degree program or a diploma program)

Vocational Nursing students are provided with the education and training that will enable them to successfully perform the duties required by a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Under the supervision of a physician or Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Vocational Nurses provide direct patient care for children, adults and the elderly in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies  Graduates of the program are prepared to sit for the state Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN). Vocational Nursing is offered as an Associate of Science degree program or a diploma program. The length of the program is 1542 hours. Full and part time programs are available.  For full time students the program is equivalent to approximately 48 weeks; for part time students the program will take approximately two years.

- What type of work do Licensed Vocational Nurses do?
A Licensed Vocational Nurse is an essential member of the healthcare team. Licensed Vocational Nurses provide care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direct supervision of physicians and registered nurses. Patient care includes basic bedside care, prepare and give injections, monitor equipment, record vital signs, dress wounds and provide patient comfort.

- What is the career outlook for Licensed Vocational Nurses?
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Licensed Vocational Nurses is projected to grow by 21 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, in response to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for healthcare services. Jobs for Licensed Vocational Nurses are expected to increase by 17.5 percent or 10,100 jobs between 2006 and 2016.

Cardiovascular Technology (offered as an Associate of Science degree program or a diploma program)
Cardiovascular Technologists perform diagnostic and therapeutic examinations of the heart and blood vessels using ultrasound and monitoring devices and equipment under direction of a licensed physician. Cardiovascular Technology students are prepared to graduate with training and skills that will prepare them for entry level positions in the field of cardiovascular technology.  Depending upon the career path chosen by the student there are multiple career options within the field including EKG Technician, Telemetry Technician, Echocardiography Technician, Cardiovascular Technician and Cardiology Technician. Cardiovascular technologists work in hospitals, physicians’ offices and clinics, educational facilities, medical center, noninvasive cardiovascular laboratories, electrophysiology laboratories and mobile diagnostic units.

Online RN (Registered Nurse) to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) Completion Program
This program has been designed for nurses who have earned the equivalent of an active registered nursing license (US) in their own home county and wish to further their professional studies in nursing. This program is delivered entirely online and the degree earned is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program. The program is taught in English and offers an excellent opportunity to bolster English reading and writing proficiency skills.

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American College of Nursing, Concord
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in downtown Concord CA, in the East Bay area (just 30 miles east of San Francisco), the American College of Nursing (ACN) provides a range of general and continuing education nursing and healthcare programs. Designed for students interested in beginning, or furthering, a career in the healthcare industry, our courses include a 12-month Vocational Nursing program, a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course, a Psychiatric Technician Program, and more.

In addition to our general nursing courses, we also teach several Continuing Education (CE) courses for RNs, LVNs, LPNs, Nurse Practitioners, critical care nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and other individuals employed in health care services.
Nursing / Healthcare Career Training Programs:
- Vocational Nursing (12-month Certificate)
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program
- Psychiatric Technician
- Dialysis Technician

Healthcare Continuing Education (CE) Courses:
- Home Health Aide
- CPR / AED Training
- CNA Acute Care
- IV Therapy/Blood Withdrawal Certification
Behavioral Health & Leadership Dynamics
Courses / Programs
Accredited Online, Distance Learning & Live Training.

Based in Baltimore MD, Behavioral Health & Leadership Dynamics (BHLD) provides organizational training, management training, individual & executive coaching services to professionals, supervisors, managers, senior personnel, executive directors, board members, and CEOs.

Our certification programs are taught onsite and online to individuals & corporations in California, and across the U.S.

Aligned with best practices in the field of coaching and human services, BHLD life coaching and leadership training programs are highly-regarded by governmental agencies, the private sector, and the healthcare community.

Distance education offers a flexible & convenient way to learn, and allows you to schedule your study around your work & family life.

BHLD’s coach training is accredited by the Centers for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

In addition, BHLD is approved as an authorized sponsor of continuing education by the following organizations: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC); American Psychological Association (APA); and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).

Endorsement:
“I want to commend you on the excellent coaching you’ve provided to several of our up-and-coming executives.

Since working with you, all have shown visible improvement in the key areas identified for development and each has attributed this growth to the coaching sessions with you."

- Peter Emmons, President of Structure Group Inc.
Fast-Track Certification Programs for Individuals:

CEUs available for some professionals
- Life/Spiritual Mentor
- Life Coach
- Master Life Coach
- Health & Wellness Practitioner
- Corporate Life Coach
- "Start Your Business" - Online Course as a Add-on to the certification programs

Fast-Track Corporate Training for Businesses & Organizations:
- Corporate Life Coach
- Leadership Coach
- Executive Coach
- Organizational Consultant

We also provide Continuing Education for coaches, professional counselors, psychologists & social workers.
HealthStaff Training Institute
Courses / Programs
Let HealthStaff Training Institute get you on the fast track to a new, rewarding, career in allied health or business!

Situated in Ontario, San Bernadino County CA, 35 minutes east of Downtown Los Angeles, HealthStaff Training Institute provides a range of career training courses in a variety of healthcare and business-related topics.

We are a professional, private vocational school that trains individuals into becoming efficient, capable allied health care or business professionals.

HSTi is dedicated to provide quality, entry-level vocational training in a relatively short period of time.
Allied Health / Career Training Programs:

- Administrative Medical Assistant

- Clinical Medical Assistant

- Clinical & Administrative Medical Assistant

- Computerized Office & Accounting

- Drug & Alcohol Counseling

- Medical Billing & Coding

- Pharmacy Technician

- Phlebotomy Technician
Courses / Programs
Based in San Diego, California, RN.com is one of the nation's leading provider of continuing nursing education online. We offer more than 150 online courses that are accredited by the ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center), including many state required courses. All courses are nationally accredited.

We understand how difficult it is to fit continuing education into your busy schedule so RN.com offers convenient, quality continuing education at your convenience. You can study online at times that best suit your schedule. You can choose to take individual courses, or become a member and take unlimited CE courses for an entire year for one low price.

RN.com is dedicated to providing the nursing community with a comprehensive collection of professional education and information resources that our members can use to better their career. We offer courses that will help educate as well as fulfill your licensure requirements, in subjects that include Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Acute Care, Oncology, Maternal Child/ Women's Health among many others.

Student Testimonial:
"RN.com offers a good variety of continuing education courses and it is extremely helpful to be able to take the course from home."
Continuing Nursing Education Online:
- Acute Care
- Assessment
- Bioterrorism
- Case Management
- Course options for CNAs
- Critical Care
- Diabetes
- Domestic Violence
- Gerontology
- Infectious Disease
- Maternal Child/ Women's Health
- Medication Safety and Administration
- NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
- Oncology
- OR
- Pain Management
- Pediatrics
- Pharmacology
- Professional Topics & Risk Management
- Psych
- Spanish for Nurses
- Stroke Management
- State Required Courses & more..
CBD College
Courses / Programs
CBD College is a medical career college centrally located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, California. We are a non-profit organization that was established in 1982 for the benefit of the community to assist adult learners in obtaining training in high demand occupations such as vocational nursing, medical technologies and massage therapies, through certificate, diploma and degree programs.

At CBD College, students gain the knowledge and skills needed to work in the allied health industry with a wide range of opportunities and specialities available. Guided by professional and dedicated staff, students enroll in a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that suits their individual needs.

We believe that our instructional methods, the pleasant learning environment and expertise of our staff, are second-to-none in our field. We also firmly believe that every student can and will achieve. The mission of CBD College is to provide educational opportunities, leading to careers or career advancement, in an open and supportive environment that encourages a lifelong quest for knowledge.

CBD College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
Certificate, Diploma & Degree Programs:

- Vocational Nursing Program

- Associate of Applied Science In Vocational Nursing Degree Program

- Surgical Technology Diploma Program

- Pharmacy Technician Diploma Program

- Medical Massage Therapy / PT Aide Program
California College of Vocational Careers, Bakersfield
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Bakersfield CA, California College of Vocational Careers (CCVS) is a locally-owned and operated vocational college. We provide certificate programs in the field of allied health, including Medical Assistant, Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Administration Billing & Coding. In less than 9 months, you can earn an certificate that opens the door to a exciting new career! For your convenience, morning and evening classes are available.

Established in 1999, our practical education and training prepares students for successful careers and enter the health field with confidence and professionalism. Our training meets the constantly changing job requirements of today's health-related industries. We keep our class sizes small to ensure individual attention. We provide lifetime job placement assistance.

Our externship program gives you advantages over other prospective job applicants. While under the supervision of physicians, office managers, nursing staff, lab technicians and other allied professionals, you will receive on-the-job training. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
9-Month Certificate Programs:
- Medical Assistant
- Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
- Administration Billing & Coding
- MRI Technologist