Curam College of Nursing

The Vocational Nursing Program consists of 594 hours of theoretical instruction and 996 of clinical practice totaling 1590 hours required by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

The program equips students with the nursing skills that will allow them to perform direct patient care related tasks. Graduates are expected to be ready to function in an interdisciplinary healthcare in a range of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices.

Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN Examination) to become Licensed Vocational Nurses. 

Courses are delivered through lectures and demonstrations as well as actual practice of nursing procedures and techniques are conducted in real life health care settings.

Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday for 38 weeks from the first day of class.

Admissions Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency
  • Applicants are required to complete pre-requisite courses (Pharmacology 54 credit hours, Anatomy and Physiology 36 credit hours, Nutrition 36 credit hours, Math for Medications 18 credit hours)
  • Current CNA license

Applicants can enter the program at Level I having completed the pre-requisites at an accredited institution within the previous 5 years or Level II after completing the pre-requisites at Curam College of Nursing.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (1 years): 63%
Average number of students tested annually: 8
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Curam College of Nursing as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 8 63 71.45
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Curam College of Nursing
6520 44th Street Suite #312
Sacramento, CA 95823
(916) 427-4400

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