Allied Health and Vocational Training Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant/Aide [CNA]

Licensed Vocational or Practical Nurse [LVN or LPN]

One easy thing to clear up is that an LPN and an LVN are the same thing, with a simple difference in naming based on the state. California and Texas are the most common places to still see a Licensed Vocational Nurse, whereas most other states have adopted the Licensed Practical Nurse convention. To avoid confusion, the abbreviation LPN will be used in this section for both titles.

Medical Assistant [MA]

Registered Nurse Diploma [RN] (not with an Associates)