The Porterville College Licensed Vocational Nursing Associate Degree Nursing (LVN-ADN) Program endorses the mission of Porterville College which is: “With students as our focus, Porterville College provides our local and diverse communities quality education that promotes intellectual curiosity, personal growth, and lifelong learning while preparing students for vocational and academic success.”
The Porterville College LVN-ADN Program adheres to this mission when offering the Associate Degree in Nursing. The mission of the nursing program is to provide an innovative, student-centered educational program that prepares diverse students as candidates to become Registered Nurses to provide safe, quality, evidence-based nursing care in the current healthcare environment. The program is market-conscious as it prepares students to practice nursing in a variety of healthcare environments with input from the community represented through the program’s Advisory Committee. Upon completion of the program the graduate is qualified to take the NCLEX-RN examination.
In alignment with the mission of Porterville College, the LVN-ADN program also provides a solid base for continued lifelong learning as a Professional Nurse. Although the LVNADN program is not considered a Transfer Program, the nursing program graduates are prepared with the necessary nursing knowledge, skills, and competencies to continue their education in a higher degree program. The nursing program has articulation agreements with upper-level institutions in California to assist students in their quest for a baccalaureate in nursing degree.