Program Duration 15 Months 1578 HRS (Total Class Hrs 606 &
Clinical/Lab Hrs 972)
Schedule of Classes 9:00am –1:00pm or 5:30pm-9:30pm
Classes meet Monday-Friday
The goal of Institute of Medical Education is to serve the community by
producing high quality and competent Licensed Vocation Nurses. All States
require LVNs to pass a licensing examination after completing a State-approved
practical nursing program. After graduation a two week NCLEX-Pn review is
provided to graduates to prepare them for the licensing examination.
LVN’s care for the sick, injured, convalescent and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.
They are a fundamental part of patient’s comfort and recovery. In addition to providing routine bedside care, LVN’s
help evaluate resident’s needs, develop care plans and supervise care provided by nursing assistants. They take
vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also treat bedsores, administer
injections, apply dressings, give massages, apply ice or hot packs, perform routine laboratory test
and monitor catheters. LVNs observe patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments,
help patients with bathing, dressing, or personal hygiene, keep them comfortable.
In States where the law allows like California, they may administer prescribed medication.
- High School Diploma, GED, or Equivalent
(Diplomas from foreign countries must be evaluated before enrolling)
- Be at least 17 years of age or older
- Healthcare CPR Certification
- Pass IME’s entrance exam and pay enrollment fee $100. (non-refundable)
- Current Immunization record
- Successful Interview with the LVN Director
- Complete the following prerequisite courses: (These can be taken at IME and are included in tuition)
1. Anatomy and Physiology
4. Growth and Development
(These prerequisite courses 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.)
At the Institute of Medical Education our mission is to provide the health care community with diversified,
well-trained individuals, who can be a positive addition to any health care team. The LVN program includes
a combination of both class lectures and clinical training. This combination prepares them to meet,
and surpass, the demands of today’s employers.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “Employment is expected 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.” According to Salary.com the median annual
LVN salary in San Jose, CA is $49,590. In Oakland, CA the median annual salary is $46,986.