Institute of Medical Education

San Jose, CA 95113
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Institute of Medical Education is one of the public 2-year colleges in California.

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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.

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Institute of Medical Education
130 Park Center Plaza
San Jose, CA 95113

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