Advanced College

Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nursing

(South Gate, Stockton & Salida)
Delivery Method: Traditional

Certificate Program

This program familiarizes students with theory and hands-on clinical skills necessary for entry-level positions as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. The goal of the program is to provide graduates with the knowledge and skill requisite to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination – PN. The knowledge and skills will enable graduates to qualify for work in various medical practice settings including inpatient, outpatient, hospice, home health and various hospital settings.

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Program Outcomes

Catalog No.

Classes Listing

Theory Hours

Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours / Credit

Term I:

A&P 200

Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology

60

60/6.0

NTN 110

Nutrition in Healthcare

40

40/4.0

VN Pharm 100

Pharmacology

40

40/4.0

Term II:

VN 100

Nursing Fundamentals

96

96/9.6

VN 125

Skills Lab

240

240/12

VN Pharm 200

Pharmacology II

44

44/4.4

Term III:

VN 200

Medical-Surgical I

96

96/9.6

VN 150 Practicum I

Skills Application Practicum I

288

288/9.6

Term IV:

VN 300

Medical-Surgical II

96

96/9.6

VN 250 Practicum II

Skills Application Practicum II

288

288/9.6

Term V:

VN 330

Nursing in Mental Health

30

30/3.0

VN 340

Leadership & Supervision

20

20/2.0

VN 320

Nursing in Pediatric Care

30

30/3.0

VN 310

Nursing in Obstetric Care

30

30/3.0

VN 350

Skills Application Practicum III

160

160/5.3

TOTAL

582

240

736

1558/94*

VN 375

NCLEX Review Course**

80

80/8.0

*Per COE Policies and Procedures: The policy of the Commission is that the conversion of clock hours to credit hours for individual courses may be calculated to include a fraction or decimal but must not be inflated by rounding up. The sum of the course credit hours for a program must equal a whole number without rounding up.

**NCLEX Review Course is a preparation course offered to students at no additional cost.

California License Examination Reporting

Vocational Nursing, Passing Rate

Took

Pass

%Passing

1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014

28

23

82.14%

01/01/2013-12/31/2013

19

17

89.47%

01/01/2012-12-31-2012

56

46

82%