Institute of Medical Education

Nursing Programs

The Institute of Medical Education Vocational Nursing program is a state approved practical nursing program preparing students to serve the community as competent Licensed Vocational Nurses.

The mission of the program at IME is to provide the health care community with well trained and diversified care givers that can contribute positively to any health care team.

The LVN program is a combination of both in class theoretical instruction and practical clinical training. This combination is intended to prepare students to meet, and surpass, the demands of a real life health care setting.

The program last for 15 months. After completing the program graduates are offered a two weeks long NCLEX-PN review to prepare students for the licensure examination.

Admissions Requirements:

  1. Seventeen years of age or older
  2. High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent
  3. Pass  the IME entrance exam
  4. Healthcare CPR certification
  5. Current immunization documents
  6. Complete pre-requisite courses (Anatomy and Physiology. Psychology, Nutrition, Growth and Development, Pharmacology) pre-requisites can be taken at IME or can be transferred from a credit granting institution with submission of official transcripts for coursework taken in the last 5 years
  7. Interview with the director of the LVN program

VN’s will be trained to care for patients in a range of medical settings by offering bedside care and assisting with physicians and Registered Nurses.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 59.67%
Average number of students tested annually: 93
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 Institute of Medical Education as reported by California state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2011 74 69 88.22
2010 75 49 87.53
2009 128 61 88.47
2008 53 59 87.58
2007 57 49 85.88
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San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 534-0714 x112