LVN - RN 30 Unit Option
The mission of the Porterville College LVN to RN 30-Unit Option Certificate is to prepare entry level registered nurses as providers and managers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members within the profession. Entry-level registered nurses will collaborate with members of the health care team, be effective communicators, be politically aware, and demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning.
The 30-unit option provides the Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) the opportunity to prepare and sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). This option is avail-able to all LVN’s entering the PC Nursing Program. This is a two-semester Program. Students do not need to complete all the Porterville College General Education Requirements for the LVN RN 30-Unit Certificate of Achievement. This option does not lead to an Associate Degree in Nursing.
A grade of “C” or better is required in each nursing course for progression toward the 30-unit option certificate.
Note: The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) protects the public by screening applicants for licensure in order to identify potentially unsafe practitioners. The law provides for denial of licensure for crimes or acts, which are substantially related to nursing qualifications, functions or duties. Conviction of any offenses other than minor traffic violations must be reported to the Board of Registered Nursing at the time of application for licensure. Business and Professions Code 480 and Nursing Practice Act article 3 section 2761. For clarification contact the ADN Program Director or the Board of Registered Nursing, P.O Box 944210, Sacramento, California, 94244-2100, (916) 322-3350.
Note: Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Requirement: Pursuant to Section 30(c) of the Business and Professions code the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) will not process any application for licensure unless the applicant provides a United State SSN or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. The Nursing Practice Act provides for a unified examination and licensing application. Once an applicant passes the examination, a license is automatically issued. Under these circumstances, the BRN cannot accept applications for the examination and licensure without a SSN or Tax Payer Identification Number.
Career Opportunites: Employment in the field for registered nurses is excellent locally and nationally. The registered nurse enjoys a well-compensated, rewarding, highly flexible career, which should continue in the future. The State of California provides the LVN with an option to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) after completing 30 college semester units. The LVN seeking this path to RN licensure may not receive reciprocal RN licensure in other states. LVN’s considering moving out of state are encouraged to consult with that state’s board of nursing for RN licensure requirements be-fore committing to the 30-unit option.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the pro-gram, the graduate ·will be able to function as Provider of Care - The graduate will provide safe nursing care through therapeutic nursing interventions to clients with critical and complex disease states; Manager of Care - The graduate will provide safe nursing care consistently utilizing critical thinking skills for clients who have critical and complex disease states; Mem-ber of Profession - The graduate will consistently demonstrate accountability, advocacy, legal/ethical and caring behavior, and responsibility for one’s own professional growth, behavior, and formal/informal education.
Enrollment Eligibility: To be eligible.for enrollment in the program, the student must meet the following criteria:
|PHYL P101 Introductory Physiology||5 units|
|MICR P106 Microbiology||5 units|
|NURS P170 Role Transition Bridging Nursing Theory to Practice||2 units|
|NURS P125 Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing||3.5 units|
|NURS P126 Medical/Surgical Nursying 3||5.5 units|
|NURS P128 Medical Surgical Nursing 4||7 units|
|NURS P129 Gerontology Community Nursing||2 units|
LVN-RIn 30 Unit Option (CA) pending Title IV aid.
Effective Summer 2017