CHSC FAQs/VNP Information

When does the VNP start?

September 2023

When is the application deadline?

July 31, 2023

How long is the course?

Full Time – 13 Months

Monday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

Part Time – 19 Months

Friday: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

How many terms are there?

Full Time

4 terms – 13 weeks per term

After each term is a break

Part Time

4 terms – 19 weeks per term

How much does the program cost?

Est. $27,867.50

  • Financial aid includes state and county grants, loans, and scholarships (ex. ETPL, WIA, & WIOA).
  • Payment Plan is available for students.
  • If the student is a previous CHSC CNA student, they will receive a discount.

How often are payments due?

Payments are determined by the plan the student chooses.

(Students will be able to decide whether they would like to make their payments by term, monthly, or bi-weekly.)

CHSC requirements?

  • 18+
  • CNA (Preferred)
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • BLS/AED Card through American Heart Association
  • Physical/TB Immunity from (MMR, Varicella, T-DAP, Hepatitis B)
  • Live Scan
  • Pre-assessment T.E.A.S 50% or greater
  • Panel Interview
  • Attend a VNP Workshop at California Healthcare Skills Center
  • Write a 500 Word Essay on why they want to be a nurse

What is the percentage needed to pass the VNP course?

A minimum overall of 75%

Am I able to get a refund if I withdraw?

  • No refund if 60% of the course is completed.
  • If withdrawing prior to the program, the student has the right to a full refund, except the $100 non-refundable application fee.
  • Students who wish for a refund after starting the program will be refunded in a prorated manner based on the hours of class attended.

What are the main courses being taught in theory?

  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Body Systems
  • Nutrition and Pharmacology
  • Psychology
  • Growth and Development

Where are clinicals being taken place?

Our Vocational Nursing students will rotate in between our 5 clinicals site that we have affiliation agreements with, these sites include,

  • Corona Post Acute
  • Riverside Village Healthcare Center
  • San Bernardino Valley Community Hospital
  • Totally Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Valentines Medical Clinic

Does CHSC offer online classes?

Online classes are available for Theory ONLY, students must be present to take Clinicals.

Optional items that we offer?

  • Extra tutoring (NCLEX RN/PN Prep) – $25.00 per hour
  • IVTBW (at the end of VNP program) – $550.00