WestMed College-Merced

The West Med College Vocational Nursing Certificate Program is a 13 month program that is intended to train nurses in evidence based practices.

The program is a combination of theoretical study and clinical practice in real health care setting to gain experience. Graduates are prepared and qualified to apply to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Vocational Nurses to be licensed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse.

Licensed Vocational Nurses are able to utilize nursing processes including assessment, evaluation, planning and implementation of nursing care in collaboration with a healthcare team to promote the safe and individualized care upholding ethical and legal standards.

West Med College offers seamless admissions process as an affiliate of the National University System. Admission from WestMed to National University is simple with very little paperwork.

The college offers regular specific program orientation sessions to give prospective students a chance to acquire more information about programs and to ask questions.

The relationship with the National University system allows WestMed students to obtain advanced education at National University.

The college also offers eligible students financial aid to facilitate educational goals within reach. The training offered at WestMed has been approved by the Veteran’s Administration.


State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 68%
Average number of students tested annually: 65
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
On Campus

NCLEX PN Passrate History

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

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 59 46 71.45
2011 50 88 88.22
2010 86 70 87.53
2009 45 56 88.47
2008 29 79 87.58
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WestMed College-Merced
330 E. Yosemite Ave
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 386-6300

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