Vocational nursing includes an introduction to the basic principles and theories of nursing, personal and community health; normal growth and development; normal aging processes and geriatric nursing; and ethics and interpersonal relationships. Integration of these principles, including anatomy and physiology, provides a foundation in nursing upon which the student can build skills, knowledge and understanding in identifying nursing needs of patients with common disorders and disturbances of the body systems.
This is a three-semester certificate program. The program includes classes on the college campus with clinical training at approved hospitals within the area. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the examination for licensure as a Vocational Nurse.
Only students who have met all admission requirements will be considered for the program.
Program Learning Outcomes: Provider of Client Care: The Vocational Nursing graduate will be able to provide safe client care by determining appropriate nursing interventions to clients to promote wellness and prevention of illness, and to clients with altered health states. The care provided is characterized by consistent critical thinking and problem solving skills, clinical competence within the scope of practice, accountability, effective communication skills, respect for diverse cultures, a commitment to caring, and client education; Member of Healthcare Team: The Vocational Nursing graduate will provide safe client care consistently within the healthcare team. This care is characterized by the ability to establish priorities for clients. The Vocational Nursing graduate collaborates with other members of the healthcare team including organizational and community resources using effective oral and written communications skills. As a member of the healthcare team, the Vocational Nursing graduate recognizes roles and responsibilities within the levels of the career ladder and is competent in using technology to provide evidence-based care; Member of Profession: The Vocational Nursing graduate will consistently demonstrate accountability, advocacy, an understanding of legal/ethical issues, and responsibility for one’s own professional growth, behavior, and education. The member of profession routinely participates in self-assessment and makes changes to improve their practice with the ultimate goal of making positive contributions to the profession
To be considered for the Vocational Nursing Program you must:
It is the applicant’s responsibility to see that all the above are on file in the Health Careers Office.
|PTVN P010A - Fundamentals of Nursing||4 units|
|PTVN P010B - Introduction to Medical/Surgical Nursing||5 units|
|PTVN P010C - Life Span Development||2 units|
|PTVN P010D - Clinical Practice||6 units|
|VNRS P025A - Endocrine System||2 units|
|VNRS P025B - Gastro Intestinal System||1.5 units|
|VNRS P025C - Musculoskeletal System||1 unit|
|VNRS P025D - Genito-Urinary System||1 unit|
|VNRS P025E - Diseases and Disorders of the Eye and Ear||1 unit|
|VNRS P025F - Integumentary System||1 unit|
|VNRS P025G - Pediatrics||1.5 units|
|VNRS P025H - Clinical Practice||6 units|
|VNRS P035A - Leadership||2 units|
|VNRS P035B - Maternity Nursing||2 units|
|VNRS P035C - Cardiovascular System||2 units|
|VNRS P035D - Respiratory System||2 units|
|VNRS P035E - Neurological System||2 units|
|VNRS P035F - Clinical Practice||6 units|
All courses in each semester must be completed satisfactorily with a grade of “C” or higher before student may be enrolled in the next semester.