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Vocational Nursing (Lynwood)

Overview

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

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-2061.00

Lecture Hours: 621

Skills Lab Hours: 162

Clinical Hours: 810

Total Hours: 1593

Method of Delivery: Residential

Number of Weeks (Day): 64*

Number of Weeks (Evening/Weekend): 84*

*Weeks May Be Extended Depending On Holiday Schedules

Career Training Objective

The Lynwood Campus' Vocational Nursing (VN) Program provides students with a conceptual framework of Knowledge, Skills, Values, Meanings, and Experience (KSVME) and its integration into the provision of nursing care within the scope of the Vocational Nurse Practice Act. The course of study is designed to utilize a curriculum that progresses from simple to complex concepts in theory and clinical skills. The VN students are required to successfully complete 1593 clock hours; (621 theory hours, 972 clinical hours) with a minimum 78% grade in theory and a “Pass” grade in all clinical competencies.

Students who successfully complete the graduation requirements for the Vocational Nursing program are eligible to take the Vocational Nurse licensure examination for the State of California. Upon passing the Vocational Nurse State licensure examination, the licensee may be employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in health care settings.

At the conclusion of the Vocational Nursing (VN) Program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the integration and application of the conceptual framework of Knowledge, Skills, Values, Meanings, and Experience and its integration into the provision of nursing care within the scope of the Vocational Nurse Practice Act.
  2. Apply basic critical thinking/reasoning and nursing process related to the promotion of physiological integrity, focusing on the following skills:
    • Provision of basic patient care and comfort.
    • Review of standardized nursing care plans or discussion of appropriate nursing action.
    • Administration of effective, safe, pharmacological therapies.
    • Recognition of the manifestation of disease processes requiring and/or preventing physiological adaptation.
  3. Participate in the implementation of a plan of care for patient and family which promotes psychosocial integrity with emphasis on therapeutic communication, effective coping mechanisms, and psychosocial adaptation.
  4. Recognize and utilize opportunities to promote and maintain health and wellness within the scope of Vocational Nurse practice.
  5. Integrate theoretical knowledge of factors – ethical, legal, cultural, spiritual, economic, and environmental – influencing health in the provision of nursing care.
  6. Demonstrate awareness of accurate documentation, its standards and potential legal issues.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and competency in providing a safe and effective care environment.
  8. Discuss normal physical and psychosocial growth and development of the neonate, child, adolescent, and adult and older adult.
  9. Demonstrate understanding of leadership and supervision, its application into the provision of nursing care within the scope of Vocational Nurse Practice Act.
  10. Collaborate with the health care team in providing information regarding community resources accessible to patients and family

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 Location: Lynwood

Term 1

Course Number

Course Title

Lecture Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN10 Strategies for Success 54 0 0 54 0.0
VN14 Overview of Human Anatomy & Physiology 54 0 0 54 0.0
VN21 Fundamentals of Nursing 72 0 0 72 4.0
CLN21L Fundamentals of Skills Lab 0 162 0 162 0.0
CLN21 Fundamentals Clinic 0 0 54 54 1.5
 

Totals

180

162

54

396

5.5

Term 2

Course Number

Course Title

Lecture Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN24 Introduction to Psychology 54 0 0 54 3.0
VN25 Life Span Psychology: Human Growth & Development 54 0 0 54 3.0
VN12B Introduction to Nutrition for Nurses 36 0 0 36 2.0
VN20 Pharmacology I 27 0 0 27 1.5
VN22 Medical Surgical Nursing I 36 0 0 36 2.0
CLN22 Medical Surgical I Clinical 0 0 108 108 2.0
VN23 Gerontology 9 0 0 9 0.5
CLN23 Gerontology Clinic 0 0 54 54 1.0
 

Totals

216

0

162

378

15.0

Term 3

Course Number

Course Title

Lecture Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN30 Pharmacology II 27 0 0 27 1.5
VN31 Medical Surgical II 54 0 0 54 3.0
CLN31 Medical Surgical II Clinical 0 0 216 216 4.0
VN32 Mental Health Nursing 27 0 0 27 1.5
CLN32 Mental Health Clinic 0 0 54 54 1.0
 

Totals

108

0

270

378

11.0

Term 4

Course Number

Course Title

Lecture Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN40 Obstetrical Nursing 27 0 0 27 1.5
CLN40 Obstetrical Clinical 0 0 54 54 1.0
VN41 Pediatric Nursing 27 0 0 27 1.5
CLN41 Pediatric Clinical 0 0 54 54 1.0
VN42 Medical Surgical Nursing III 54 0 0 54 3.0
CLN42 Medical Surgical III Clinical 0 0 189 189 3.5
VN43 Leadership/Supervision 9 0 0 9 0.5
CLN43 Leadership/Supervision Clinical 0 0 27 27 0.5
 

Totals

117

0

324

441

12.5

Term 1

Course Number: VN10
Course Title Strategies for Success
Lecture Hours 54
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 0.0
Course Number: VN14
Course Title Overview of Human Anatomy & Physiology
Lecture Hours 54
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 0.0
Course Number: VN21
Course Title Fundamentals of Nursing
Lecture Hours 72
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 72
Quarter Credits 4.0
Course Number: CLN21L
Course Title Fundamentals of Skills Lab
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 162
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 162
Quarter Credits 0.0
Course Number: CLN21
Course Title Fundamentals Clinic
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 54
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 1.5

TOTALS

Lecture Hours

180

Skill Lab Hours

162

Clinical Hours

54

Total Hours<

396

Quarter Credits

5.5

Term 2

Course Number: VN24
Course Title Introduction to Psychology
Lecture Hours 54
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 3.0
Course Number: VN25
Course Title Life Span Psychology: Human Growth & Development
Lecture Hours 54
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 3.0
Course Number: VN12B
Course Title Introduction to Nutrition for Nurses
Lecture Hours 36
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 36
Quarter Credits 2.0
Course Number: VN20
Course Title Pharmacology I
Lecture Hours 27
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 27
Quarter Credits 1.5
Course Number: VN22
Course Title Medical Surgical Nursing I
Lecture Hours 36
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 36
Quarter Credits 2.0
Course Number: CLN22
Course Title Medical Surgical I Clinical
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 108
Total Hours 108
Quarter Credits 2.0
Course Number: VN23
Course Title Gerontology
Lecture Hours 9
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 9
Quarter Credits 0.5
Course Number: CLN23
Course Title Gerontology Clinic
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 54
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 1.0

TOTALS

Lecture Hours

216

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

162

Total Hours<

378

Quarter Credits

15.0

Term 3

Course Number: VN30
Course Title Pharmacology II
Lecture Hours 27
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 27
Quarter Credits 1.5
Course Number: VN31
Course Title Medical Surgical II
Lecture Hours 54
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 3.0
Course Number: CLN31
Course Title Medical Surgical II Clinical
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 216
Total Hours 216
Quarter Credits 4.0
Course Number: VN32
Course Title Mental Health Nursing
Lecture Hours 27
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 27
Quarter Credits 1.5
Course Number: CLN32
Course Title Mental Health Clinic
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 54
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 1.0

TOTALS

Lecture Hours

108

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

270

Total Hours<

378

Quarter Credits

11.0

Term 4

Course Number: VN40
Course Title Obstetrical Nursing
Lecture Hours 27
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 27
Quarter Credits 1.5
Course Number: CLN40
Course Title Obstetrical Clinical
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 54
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 1.0
Course Number: VN41
Course Title Pediatric Nursing
Lecture Hours 27
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 27
Quarter Credits 1.5
Course Number: CLN41
Course Title Pediatric Clinical
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 54
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 1.0
Course Number: VN42
Course Title Medical Surgical Nursing III
Lecture Hours 54
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 3.0
Course Number: CLN42
Course Title Medical Surgical III Clinical
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 189
Total Hours 189
Quarter Credits 3.5
Course Number: VN43
Course Title Leadership/Supervision
Lecture Hours 9
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 9
Quarter Credits 0.5
Course Number: CLN43
Course Title Leadership/Supervision Clinical
Lecture Hours 0
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 27
Total Hours 27
Quarter Credits 0.5

TOTALS

Lecture Hours

117

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

324

Total Hours<

441

Quarter Credits

12.5

 

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