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Vocational Nursing (Effective: 2018)

New Program Curriculum: Effective: 2018

Overview

Classification Of Instructional Programs (CIP): 51.3901, 51.3902, 51.3999

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-2061.00

Quarter Credits: 94.0

Theory Hours: 615

Lab Hours: 152

Clinical Hours: 803

Total Hours:1570

Method of Delivery: Residential

Number of Weeks (Day): 54*

Number of Weeks (Evening/Weekend): 84*

*Weeks May Be Extended Depending On Holiday Schedules

Career Training Objective

The Vocational Nursing program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for an entry-level licensed vocational nurse position in a medical office, clinic, health-maintenance organization (HMO), acute care hospital, long-term care facility or other health care setting.

Vocational nursing students develop knowledge and skills to provide direct care to patients/clients under the supervision of a physician, dentist or registered nurse (RN) in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term convalescent care facilities, and home health agencies. Vocational nursing students learn direct patient care, assessment, diagnostic measurements and procedures and treatments. The combined academic and clinical training prepares vocational nursing students to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure as a practical/vocational nurse meeting the standards set by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Those that pass qualify for entry-level employment as Licensed Vocational Nurses.

The training program is divided into terms approximately 13 weeks in length (20 weeks for evening/weekend). Each term is comprised of prescribed units of study that build upon each other. Students begin their training in Term 1 and progress sequentially through each term until all terms have been successfully completed. Completion of the Vocational Nursing program is acknowledged by the awarding of a diploma.

Instructional Equipment

  • Anatomy Charts
  • Glucometers
  • Medication Carts
  • Procedure Kits
  • Skeleton
  • Stethoscopes
  • Wheelchair / Walker
  • Anatomical Models
  • Hospital Beds with Overbed and Side Tables
  • Procedural Anatomical Mannequins
  • Scale
  • Sphygmomanometers
  • Thermometers/Electronic/Tympanic

 

Program Outline

Program Locations: Los Angeles, Orange County and Ontario

Term 1

Module Number

Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

ANA100 Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology 30 0 0 30 3.0
VOCN100L Fundamentals of Nursing Lab 0 120 0 120 6.0
VOCN100 Fundamentals of Nursing 82 0 0 82 8.0
VOCN100C Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical 0 0 60 60 2.0
VOCN110 Nutrition 30 0 0 30 3.0
 

Totals

142

120

60

322

22.0

Term 2

Module Number

Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VOCN200 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 60 0 0 60 6.0
VOCN200C Medical-Surgical Nursing I - Clinical 0 0 210 210 7.0
VOCN210 Geriatrics 10 0 0 10 1.0
VOCN210C Geriatrics Clinical 0 0 30 30 1.0
PSYC100 Psychology 40 0 0 40 4.0
PHARM100 Pharmacology I 30 0 0 30 3.0
 

Totals

140

0

240

380

22.0

Term 3

Module Number

Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VOCN300 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 90 0 0 90 9.0
VOCN300C Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical 0 0 210 210 7.0
VOCN310 Mental Health 15 0 0 15 1.5
VOCN31C Mental Health Clinical 0 0 45 45 1.5
GD300 Growth and Development 30 0 0 30 3.0
 

Totals

135

0

255

390

22.0

Term 4

Module Number

Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VOCN400 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 94 0 0 94 9.0
VOCN400C Medical-Surgical Nursing III Clinical 0 0 220 220 7.0
VOCN410 Maternal Child Nursing 30 0 0 30 3.0
VOCN410L Maternal Child Nursing Skills Lab 0 32 0 32 1.5
VOCN410C Maternal Child Nursing Clinical 0 0 28 28 0.5
VOCN420 VN Concept Mastery 54 0 0 54 5.0
 

Totals

178

32

248

458

26.0

Term 1

Module Number: ANA100
Title Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0
Module Number: VOCN100L
Title Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 120
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 120
Quarter Credits 6.0
Module Number: VOCN100
Title Fundamentals of Nursing
Theory Hours 82
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 82
Quarter Credits 8.0
Module Number: VOCN100C
Title Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 60
Total Hours 60
Quarter Credits 2.0
Module Number: VOCN110
Title Nutrition
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0

TOTALS

Theory Hours

142

Skill Lab Hours

120

Clinical Hours

60

Total Hours<

322

Quarter Credits

22.0

Term 2

Module Number: VOCN200
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing I
Theory Hours 60
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 60
Quarter Credits 6.0
Module Number: VOCN200C
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing I - Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 210
Total Hours 210
Quarter Credits 7.0
Module Number: VOCN210
Title Geriatrics
Theory Hours 10
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 10
Quarter Credits 1.0
Module Number: VOCN210C
Title Geriatrics Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 30
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 1.0
Module Number: PSYC100
Title Psychology
Theory Hours 40
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 40
Quarter Credits 4.0
Module Number: PHARM100
Title Pharmacology I
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0

TOTALS

Theory Hours

140

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

240

Total Hours<

380

Quarter Credits

22.0

Term 3

Module Number: VOCN300
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Theory Hours 90
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 90
Quarter Credits 9.0
Module Number: VOCN300C
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 210
Total Hours 210
Quarter Credits 7.0
Module Number: VOCN310
Title Mental Health
Theory Hours 15
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 15
Quarter Credits 1.5
Module Number: VOCN31C
Title Mental Health Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 45
Total Hours 45
Quarter Credits 1.5
Module Number: GD300
Title Growth and Development
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0

TOTALS

Theory Hours

135

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

255

Total Hours<

390

Quarter Credits

22.0

Term 4

Module Number: VOCN400
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing III
Theory Hours 94
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 94
Quarter Credits 9.0
Module Number: VOCN400C
Title Medical-Surgical Nursing III Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 220
Total Hours 220
Quarter Credits 7.0
Module Number: VOCN410
Title Maternal Child Nursing
Theory Hours 30
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 30
Quarter Credits 3.0
Module Number: VOCN410L
Title Maternal Child Nursing Skills Lab
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 32
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 32
Quarter Credits 1.5
Module Number: VOCN410C
Title Maternal Child Nursing Clinical
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 28
Total Hours 28
Quarter Credits 0.5
Module Number: VOCN420
Title VN Concept Mastery
Theory Hours 54
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 5.0

TOTALS

Theory Hours

178

Skill Lab Hours

32

Clinical Hours

248

Total Hours<

458

Quarter Credits

26.0

 

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