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Vocational Nursing (LA/OC)

Overview

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

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-2061.00

Quarter Credits: 89.0

Theory Hours: 580

Lab Hours: 124

Clinical Hours: 856

Total Hours:1560

Method of Delivery: Residential

Number of Weeks (Day): 56*

Number of Weeks (Evening/Weekend): 86*

*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 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 modules approximately 13 weeks in length (20 weeks for evening/weekend). Each module is comprised of prescribed units of study that build upon each other. Students begin their training in VN100 and progress sequentially through each module until all modules have been successfully completed. Upon successful completion of four modules, the student must pass VN500 and an exit examination in order to graduate from the program. 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 and Orange County

Program Outline

Required Courses

Module Number

Module Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN101 Introduction To Client Centered Care I 168 108 96 372 25.0
VN200 Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations II 172 8 192 372 22.0
VN300 Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations III 120 8 280 408 20.5
VN400 Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations IV 120 0 288 408 21.5
VN500 Nursing Licensure Preparation 0 0 0 0 0.0
 

Totals

580

124

856

1,560

89.0

 

Students must fulfill all of the requirements of VN500 to graduate from the program.

Module Overviews

VN-101 Introduction to Client Centered Care I

Module Number

Module Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN101-1 Introduction to Client Centered Care IA (Weeks 1-6) (Weeks 1-10 eve/weekend) 100 80 0 180 14.0
VN101-2 Introduction to Client Centered Care IB (Weeks 7-13) (Weeks 11-20 eve/weekend) 68 28 96 192 11.0
 

Totals

168

108

96

372

25.0

 

VN200 Introduction to the Client with Self-Care Deviations II

Module Number

Module Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN200-1 Life Cycles/Integumentary System 29 0 32 61 3.5
VN200-2 Musculoskeletal System 29 0 32 61 3.5
VN200-3 Respiratory System 43 0 48 91 6.0
VN200-4 Cardiovascular System 43 0 48 91 5.5
VN200-5 Gastrointestinal System 28 0 32 60 3.5
 

Totals

172

0

192

364

22.0

 

VN300 Introduction to the Client with Self-Care Deviations III

Module Number

Module Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN300-1 Endocrine System 46 8 112 166 8.5
VN300-2 Reproduction System 19 0 48 67 3.5
VN300-3 Renal/Urinary System 27 0 72 99 5.0
VN300-4 Immunology 9 0 8 17 1.0
VN300-5 Oncology 9 0 16 25 1.0
VN300-6 Leadership/Supervision 10 0 24 34 1.5
 

Totals

120

8

280

408

20.5

 

VN400 Introduction to the Client with Self-Care Deviations IV

Module Number

Module Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN400-1 Obstetrics 19 0 48 67 3.5
VN400-2 Pediatrics 19 0 48 67 3.5
VN400-3 Neuro/Sensory System 45 0 120 165 8.5
VN400-4 Nursing Specialties/Rehabilitation 18 0 24 42 2.5
VN400-5 Senior Practicum 19 0 48 67 3.5
 

Totals

120

0

288

408

21.5

 

VN500 Nursing Licensure Preparation

Students must take and pass VN500 and an exit exam to graduate from the program.

Program Outline

Required Courses

Module Number: VN101
Module Title Introduction To Client Centered Care I
Theory Hours 168
Skill Lab Hours 108
Clinical Hours 96
Total Hours 372
Quarter Credits 25.0
Module Number: VN200
Module Title Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations II
Theory Hours 172
Skill Lab Hours 8
Clinical Hours 192
Total Hours 372
Quarter Credits 22.0
Module Number: VN300
Module Title Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations III
Theory Hours 120
Skill Lab Hours 8
Clinical Hours 280
Total Hours 408
Quarter Credits 20.5
Module Number: VN400
Module Title Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations IV
Theory Hours 120
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 288
Total Hours 408
Quarter Credits 21.5
Module Number: VN500
Module Title Nursing Licensure Preparation
Theory Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 0
Quarter Credits 0.0

TOTALS

Clock Hours

580

Skill Lab Hours

124

Clinical Hours

856

Total Hours<

1,560

Quarter Credits

89.0

 

Students must fulfill all of the requirements of VN500 to graduate from the program.

Module Overviews

VN-101 Introduction to Client Centered Care I

Module Number: VN101-1
Module Title Introduction to Client Centered Care IA (Weeks 1-6) (Weeks 1-10 eve/weekend)
Theory Hours 100
Skill Lab Hours 80
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 180
Quarter Credits 14.0
Module Number: VN101-2
Module Title Introduction to Client Centered Care IB (Weeks 7-13) (Weeks 11-20 eve/weekend)
Theory Hours 68
Skill Lab Hours 28
Clinical Hours 96
Total Hours 192
Quarter Credits 11.0

TOTALS

Clock Hours

168

Skill Lab Hours

108

Clinical Hours

96

Total Hours<

372

Quarter Credits

25.0

 

VN200 Introduction to the Client with Self-Care Deviations II

Module Number: VN200-1
Module Title Life Cycles/Integumentary System
Theory Hours 29
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 32
Total Hours 61
Quarter Credits 3.5
Module Number: VN200-2
Module Title Musculoskeletal System
Theory Hours 29
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 32
Total Hours 61
Quarter Credits 3.5
Module Number: VN200-3
Module Title Respiratory System
Theory Hours 43
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 91
Quarter Credits 6.0
Module Number: VN200-4
Module Title Cardiovascular System
Theory Hours 43
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 91
Quarter Credits 5.5
Module Number: VN200-5
Module Title Gastrointestinal System
Theory Hours 28
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 32
Total Hours 60
Quarter Credits 3.5

TOTALS

Clock Hours

172

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

192

Total Hours<

364

Quarter Credits

22.0

 

VN300 Introduction to the Client with Self-Care Deviations III

Module Number: VN300-1
Module Title Endocrine System
Theory Hours 46
Skill Lab Hours 8
Clinical Hours 112
Total Hours 166
Quarter Credits 8.5
Module Number: VN300-2
Module Title Reproduction System
Theory Hours 19
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 67
Quarter Credits 3.5
Module Number: VN300-3
Module Title Renal/Urinary System
Theory Hours 27
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 72
Total Hours 99
Quarter Credits 5.0
Module Number: VN300-4
Module Title Immunology
Theory Hours 9
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 8
Total Hours 17
Quarter Credits 1.0
Module Number: VN300-5
Module Title Oncology
Theory Hours 9
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 16
Total Hours 25
Quarter Credits 1.0
Module Number: VN300-6
Module Title Leadership/Supervision
Theory Hours 10
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 24
Total Hours 34
Quarter Credits 1.5

TOTALS

Clock Hours

120

Skill Lab Hours

8

Clinical Hours

280

Total Hours<

408

Quarter Credits

20.5

 

VN400 Introduction to the Client with Self-Care Deviations IV

Module Number: VN400-1
Module Title Obstetrics
Theory Hours 19
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 67
Quarter Credits 3.5
Module Number: VN400-2
Module Title Pediatrics
Theory Hours 19
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 67
Quarter Credits 3.5
Module Number: VN400-3
Module Title Neuro/Sensory System
Theory Hours 45
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 120
Total Hours 165
Quarter Credits 8.5
Module Number: VN400-4
Module Title Nursing Specialties/Rehabilitation
Theory Hours 18
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 24
Total Hours 42
Quarter Credits 2.5
Module Number: VN400-5
Module Title Senior Practicum
Theory Hours 19
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 67
Quarter Credits 3.5

TOTALS

Clock Hours

120

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

288

Total Hours<

408

Quarter Credits

21.5

 

VN500 Nursing Licensure Preparation

Students must take and pass VN500 and an exit exam to graduate from the program.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 89

 

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