Nursing Diploma Programs

Nursing Diploma Programs

If you are interested in becoming a nurse, a diploma in nursing is the perfect option. By earning a nursing diploma at one of the available nursing schools, you will gain the skills and experience needed to begin your career. There are several different types of programs available, but all of them will prepare you to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Better yet, with your diploma in hand, you will have many chances to continue your education and advance your career.

Nursing Diploma Programs Enrolling Now

Lincoln Tech

Since 1946, Lincoln Tech has been helping students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. Our in-depth training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s tough job market, and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Information Technology, Spa & Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, Welding, HVAC and Electrical.

What sets Lincoln Tech apart from other schools? Quite a few things, actually; our training programs emphasize experiential, interactive learning activities – that means you’ll do the job before you take the job. Plus, our Certificate, Diploma and Associate degree programs are designed to accelerate your entry into the job market by offering a shorter length of training, so you may be earning valuable on-the-job experience before many of your peers do.

But our strengths go beyond that. Our Lincoln instructors possess a combination of seasoned teaching skills, subject matter expertise and real world experience. Plus, we’ve built working partnerships with important industry contacts in your area. So when you graduate, we’ll help you find a good position and start your career off right.

When it comes to choosing a post-secondary educational institution, keep this in mind: our dedication to your success sets us apart from the competition – and the specialized, career-focused training you’ll receive at Lincoln will set you apart from yours. Lincoln Tech offers flexible daytime and evening programs to accommodate your busy schedule. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and Career Placement assistance is available upon graduation.

Campus
  • Lincoln
  • Allentown
  • New Britain
  • Shelton
  • Iselin, NJ (Edison)
Programs
  • Nursing (Practical)
  • Medical Assistant

Keiser University

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career-focused education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.

At Keiser University, you will find a warm, friendly community with faculty and staff truly committed to your success. Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and one-class-at-a-time schedules create a positive learning environment where you can excel. Whether your goal is to prepare for a new career or to advance with your current employer, Keiser University is designed around your needs.
h3. Keiser University Advantage

  • Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degree programs
  • Day, Evening, and Online Classes
  • Financial Aid to Those Who Qualify
  • Job Placement Assistance Available
  • Military-friendly, scholarships for qualified active duty personnel, Veterans, and dependants. Yellow Ribbon program participant, approved for Veterans training
    Programs and delivery format vary by campus. Courses are subject to change.

Keiser University’s programs and curriculum remain in-line with technology and workforce trends, helping you develop the skills and qualifications necessary to succeed in today’s job market. Our career-focused programs make it possible for you to graduate in less time than you may think.

Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university.

Campus
  • Sarasota
  • Daytona Beach
  • Miami
  • West Palm Beach
  • Lakeland
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Orlando
  • Jacksonville
  • Ft. Myers
  • Tampa
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Clearwater
Programs
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting (Hybrid)

College of Westchester

Since 1915, The College of Westchester (CW) has focused on the career success of its students. CW’s academic programs are carefully designed to provide the skills and competencies most desired by employers. Our campus environment is highly personal and our culture centers on service to students. CW faculty is selected based on experience, credentials and a caring attitude to bring real world knowledge to the classroom. The College’s technologies and web-enhanced learning tools give students anywhere, anytime connectivity to courses, professors, classmates and services. The College of Westchester offers an exceptional experience that can lead to a lifetime of achievement and success.

Campus
  • White Plains
Programs
  • Medical Assistant Management - Associate

Southern Technical College

Whether you need to upgrade your skills or change careers, Southern Technical College has the right program to fit your needs. Let us show you how to get the skills you need in a short amount of time so that you can get into a new career fast!

What makes Southern Technical College for you?

  • Convenient Locations
  • Financial Assistance For Those Who Qualify
  • Hands-On Training
  • Small Classes/Individualized Attention
  • Career Placement Assistance
  • Morning or Evening Classes Available

Why Choose Southern Technical College:

  • Industry Experienced Instructors
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools
  • Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education

Financial Assistance and Availability

The financial aid team at Southern Technical College is committed to helping you find ways to finance your education. Our team is trained to help you overcome the financial obstacles that may be standing in the way of your education.

Southern Technical College participates in several of the U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Financial Aid Programs, which are generally available to those who qualify. Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov for more information, learn more about the types of financial aid available, and consumer information, or contact your local campus to speak member of our financial aid team

Career Placement Assistance

Our career service advisors can help you with resume writing, interviewing skills, employer contacts, and the latest job search techniques. We have years of experience in helping graduates gain employment in great jobs with great companies, and we are ready to help you, too! We cannot guarantee your success, but STC has an excellent record of helping graduates find and keep jobs in their field of study. Success after graduation depends on many factors, and we are here to help you along the way!

Campus
  • Central Campus: Auburndale
  • Central Campus: Orlando
  • Southwest Campuses: Fort.Myers
  • Central Campus: Sanford
  • Central Campus: Brandon
  • Southwest Campuses: Tampa
Programs
  • Medical Assisting (diploma)
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Medical Assisting
  • Diploma - Medical Assistant
  • A.S. - Nursing

Southern Careers Institute

REACH HIGHER, GET HIRED

Take the step to get a new career today

SPARK SUCCESS WITH SCI

Southern Careers Institute has maintained a tradition of career training for over 50 years in Texas with campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Harlingen, Pharr, San Antonio & Online courses available to anyone, anywhere.

At SCI, we have made it our mission to provide our students with the training they need to be successful in a new career. We offer career training in Medical, Business, Skilled Trades, Cosmetology, & Technology programs. These certification-based programs are designed to make our graduates some of the most marketable job candidates.

We are Texas born, Texas proud.

YOU’LL BE SAYING “I GOT THE JOB
1,306 SCI students did in 2016*

WHO IS SCI?

SCI is a career-training school in Texas that motivates & educates you to get the job. Our mission is to ensure the long-term success of our students.

ACCREDITED
We are accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE) and approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

BADGES & CERTIFICATIONS
Earn skill badges to showcase the hard & soft skills earned during your training to show employers your proficiency & prepare you for your state and national certification exams.

CAREER SERVICES
This is the A-Team! Career Services will help you build your resume & learn to answer those hard interview questions. We work with local employers & connect students to jobs.

KNOW YOUR PASSIONS & FIND A PROGRAM*
Who said your job had to be boring…

ALLIED HEALTH
Medical Assistant
Medical Billing & Coding
Medical Office Specialist
Nurse Aide
Pharmacy Technician

BUSINESS
Administrative Assistant
Business Accounting

SKILLED TRADES
Automotive Technician
Cosmetology
CMVO (CDL Driver)
HVAC
Welding

TECHNOLOGY
Computer Support
Full-Stack JavaScript
Software Developer

ONLINE
Business Accounting
Medical Billing & Coding
Virtual Workshops

“The instructors here at SCI, they are here for YOU. They were more than just my instructor. They’re like the mother, the father that you probably never had. They were that for me. Thank you for making me a better me.”
HARVEY
GRADUATE, AUSTIN CAMPUS

What are you waiting for?
Join the ranks of tens of thousands of SCI graduates.
Success starts at SCI. Let’s get there together.

*Based on graduates from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 who were placed in their field or a related field in accordance with reporting guidelines for the Council on Occupational Education.

Campus
  • Harlingen
  • Austin
  • Corpus Christi
  • San Antonio North
Programs
  • Medical Assistant

College of Health Care Professions

Change your career! Change your life!

The College of Health Care Professions is a great place for working adults to enhance their current careers, or help themselves find new career pathways to better lives. We also train high school graduates to enter in the exciting high demand Healthcare industry.

Our programs are focused and centered on empowering you with the skills you need to enter the expanding and rewarding Health Care Industry. Learn only what you need to gain employment in your particular field, so you can get certified and enter the job market faster.

  • Dental Assistant
  • Limited Medical Radiologic Technologist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Coding and Billing – Health Information Technology

*Some programs may only be offered at certain locations.

The College of Health Care Professions also features:

  • Financial aid for those who qualify
  • Job placement assistance to graduates
  • Tutorials for all programs
  • Convenient day and evening classes
  • Four convenient locations
  • Friendly customer service oriented staff

If you’re ready to forge a new direction in your life with better career options in the rewarding Health Care Industry, don’t hesitate to find out more about The College of Health Care Professions today!

College of Heath Care Professions is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission – Career Schools and Colleges. Authorized by the United States Department of Education for participation in the certain Title IV. HEA programs (Pell Grant Program and Federal Direct Student Loan Program). Regulated by the Texas Department of State Health Services for LMRT and Massage Program. AN approved vendor of the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). A provider of educational training for the Workforce Investment Act. Approved by Veterans Affairs to train eligible veterans.

The College of Health Care Professions – Austin
6330 East Highway 290, Ste 180
Austin, TX 78723

The College of Health Care Professions – Dallas
8390 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75243

The College of Health Care Professions – Fort Worth
4248 North Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76137

The College of Health Care Professions – Houston Northwest
240 Northwest Mall Blvd.
Houston, TX 77092

The College of Health Care Professions – Houston Southwest
One Arena Place
7322 Southwest Freeway Suite 110
Houston, TX 77074

The College of Health Care Professions – McAllen
1917 Nolana Ave
Ste 100
McAllen, TX 78504

The College of Health Care Professions – San Antonio
4738 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78229

The College of Health Care Professions is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) for both degree and non-degree programs.

Campus
  • Fort Worth
Programs
  • Medical Assistant Blended

Platt College

Find out where the future can take you with an outstanding college education. At Platt College, you’ll find the career-specific programs and training for the careers you really want. Come explore a variety of career paths that fit your lifestyle in a positive learning environment that combines real-world experience with small, private college instruction. Classes are conveniently scheduled during morning or evening hours to work around outside employment commitments. For working adults, Platt’s curriculum offers a way to continue earning a living while studying for a new career.

Campus
  • Anaheim
  • Los Angeles
  • Riverside
  • Ontario
Programs
  • Associate of Science in Medical Assisting
  • Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing (LVN)

Vista College

Enroll in a New Future at Vista College

Earn a Certificate, Diploma or Associate Degree in one of many careers!

Vista College offers numerous educational programs in Business, Healthcare, Technology and many other trades. Get the edge you need when looking for a new career or seeking to move up in your current occupation. The focused instruction and hands-on training offered at Vista College helps prepare you for the day-to-day challenges you’ll face in the real world.

Select from the following programs at Vista College:

Certificates and Diplomas

  • Business Administration
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Cosmetology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • HVAC
  • Electrical Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Construction Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Vocational/Practical Nurse

Associate Degrees

  • Business Management
  • Business Management-Accounting
  • Business Management-Human Resources
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Paralegal
  • Medical Assistant
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Insurance Billing and Coding
  • Network Administration *online only
  • Trades Management-Electrical Technician
  • Trades Management-HVAC
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Dental Assistant

Bachelor Degrees

  • Business Management *online only

Vista College offers detailed instruction and in-depth training. We also provide additional tools you’ll need to gain a competitive edge in your job search after graduation.

Take advantage of these Vista College services:

  • Day or evening classes
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Convenient class schedules
  • Career Services Assistance for graduates
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify
  • Plus much more!

*Not all programs offered at all locations.

Enroll in a fresh start today at Vista College!

Vista College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Vista College is recognized as being a military friendly college through the Servicemembers Opportunities Colleges (SOC)

Beaumont, TX
Vista College
3871 Stagg Dr. Suite 194,
Beaumont,
TX 77701

College Station, TX
Vista College
2704 Texas Avenue S.,
College Station,
TX 77840

El Paso, TX
Vista College
6101 Montana Ave.,
El Paso,
TX 79925

Killeen, TX
Vista College
1001 S. Fort Hood St.,
Killeen,
TX 76541

Las Cruces, NM
Vista College
850 North Telshore Blvd., Suites F-G.,
Las Cruces,
NM 88011

Longview, TX
Vista College
1905 W Loop 281, Suite 21.,
Longview,
TX 75604

Lubbock, TX
Vista College
4620 50th St.,
Lubbock,
TX 79414

Fort Smith, AR
Vista College
1200 S. Waldron Rd Suite 122
Fort Smith
AR 72903

Online Campus
300 N. Coit Road, Suite 300, Richardson, TX 75080

Vista College is institutionally accredited by the Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300 Suite 325 Atlanta Georgia 30350, (770) 396-3898.
Vista College online campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges – ACCSC. 2101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 302 Arlington, VA 22201

Campus
  • Fort Smith
Programs
  • Medical Assistant-Diploma

Brightwood College

At Brightwood College, we offer accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience focused on helping you gain skills for your chosen career.

We keep education relevant by employing instructors with real-world experience in the field, who bring their career backgrounds to the classroom. Our programs are continually assessed by faculty, staff and members of the business and education communities to help ensure your studies align with your career goals. Programs offered by Brightwood College focus on local employment needs, in areas such as allied health, nursing and technical and professional programs.

Within the classroom, it is our mission to not only provide vocational training, but to help you develop the professional skills, values, attitudes and strategies that will enhance your potential for success on campus, in your career and through life.

The success of our students is our greatest success. Because when our students succeed, we’ve completed the job we set out to do: empower the courageous, and enable real and relevant change.

Campus
  • Fresno
  • Vista
  • Beaumont
  • Bakersfield
  • Corpus Christi
  • Baltimore
Programs
  • Medical Assistant - Diploma
  • Medical Assistant - AS
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Vocational Nursing
  • Healthcare Assistant

Virginia College

The Most Direct Path to Your New Career

Our Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programs emphasize a fast and focused method without sacrificing the quality education that students and employers demand. We constantly research the job market to make certain we are offering those career programs in which the greatest job growth is expected. We proudly offer the most direct path to your new career! To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Career Placement Assistance

Once you have the degree, do you know how to begin your new career? Maybe you’re looking for a new profession, or just want to move ahead in the one that you already have. At Virginia College, our Career Development associates stand ready to assist you in obtaining or enhancing your career wherever you are…helping you with job placement services well beyond graduation! To find out more, complete the Request for More Information or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Financial Aid Available for Those Who Qualify

One of the first questions many of our prospective students ask is, “How will I pay for college?” The answer is the right combination of financial aid programs that can help you manage the costs involved in obtaining your degree. The Financial Aid department at Virginia College is prepared to discuss how a combination of scholarships, Pell grants, and student loans are available to those who require assistance and qualify. It can be a complicated process, but we are here, ready to help you make the best decisions. To find out more, complete the Request More Information form or call and talk with an Admissions Representative at the Virginia College campus nearest you.

Campus
  • Richmond
  • Augusta
  • Jacksonville
  • Macon
  • Savannah
  • Pensacola
  • Birmingham
  • Biloxi
  • Huntsville
  • Knoxville
  • Mobile
  • Greenville
  • Shreveport
  • Columbia
  • Fort Pierce
  • Spartanburg
  • Florence
Programs
  • Medical Assistant Associate's Degree
  • Medical Assistant Diploma
  • Medical Assistant Certificate

Applying for a Nursing Diploma Program

There are a few things you need to know before applying to one of the many available nursing schools. First and foremost, just about every nursing diploma program requires students to have a high school diploma or GED. In addition, you may be asked to complete one or several prerequisite courses at another educational institution.

The requirements for applying to a nursing program vary from school to school. In addition, there are nursing diplomas available from courses taught in hospitals, universities, community colleges, and occasionally even in high schools. Furthermore, some nursing diploma programs are offered online. When you contact a school their enrollment representatives will help you figure out what type of learning is best for you.

Nursing Diploma Coursework

No matter what type of diploma program you enroll in, you will encounter a standard set of nursing courses. In addition to your classes, you will spend time training in a clinical setting. In fact, many nursing diploma programs are taught in hospitals themselves. Some of the classes you might take include the following:

  • Adult Nursing
  • Child Nursing
  • Mental Health Care
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pharmacology
  • Math
  • Social and Behavioral Science
  • Introduction to Nursing

Other Types of Nursing Programs

Although nursing diploma programs used to be the only way to become a nurse, several other types of education programs have been created over the past several decades. These include both nursing certificate programs and nursing degree programs.

A certificate program usually lasts a year and they are most often offered at community colleges and high schools. With a nursing certificate, you will be able to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). These types of nurses tend to work under the supervision of an RN and they spend most of their time recording patient information, administering basic care, and aiding physicians.

There are several different types of degree programs including associate’s degrees in nursing and bachelor’s degrees in nursing. These programs are similar to nursing diploma programs and they can take anywhere from 2 to 4 years to complete. Like earning a diploma, a nursing degree will allow you to become an RN. However, a nurse with an advanced degree may take on more of a leadership role and could even become eligible for administrative or research positions.

After Earning a Nursing Diploma

Once you earn a diploma in nursing, you will still have to become licensed before you can begin working. All RNs are required to pass the NCLEX-RN exam. This costs $200 to take and it is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing at various locations in every state.

Beyond earning your diploma in nursing and becoming licensed, there are several ways you can continue your education even after you begin working. Many nurses choose to earn a certificate in a specialized area of nursing. With a specialized degree, you may able to earn a higher salary and work in a more focused area related to your interests.