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Vocational Nursing (Ontario)

Overview

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

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 29-2061.00

Quarter Credits: 90.5

Theory Hours: 580

Skills Lab Hours: 124

Clinical Hours: 856

Total Hours: 1560

Method of Delivery: Residential

Number of Weeks (Day): 54*

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 who 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 courses 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 Location: Ontario

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 159 108 96 363 24.5
VN200 Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations I 162 8 192 362 22.0
VN300 Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations II 120 8 288 416 21.5
VN400 Advanced Client Centered Care II 139 0 280 419 22.5
VN500 Nursing Licensure Preparation 0 0 0 0 0.0
 

Totals

580

124

856

1,560

90.5

 

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

Module Overviews

VN-200 Care of the Client with Health Care Deviations I

Module Number

Module Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN200-1 Integumentary System 27 0 32 59 3.5
VN200-2 Musculoskeletal System 27 0 32 59 3.5
VN400-1 Maternal/Child 24 0 48 72 4.0
VN200-3 Respiratory System 41 8 48 97 6.0
VN200-4 Cardiovascular System 41 0 48 89 5.5
VN200-5 Gastrointestinal System 26 0 32 58 3.5
 

Totals

186

8

240

434

26.0

 

VN-300 Care of the Client with Health Care Deviations II

Module Number

Module Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN300-1 Endocrine System 46 8 138 192 9.5
VN300-2 Urinary System 33 0 68 101 5.5
VN300-3 Immunology/Oncology 18 0 36 54 3.0
VN300-4 Reproductive System 23 0 46 69 3.5
 

Totals

120

8

288

416

21.5

 

VN-400 Advanced Client Centered Care II

Module Number

Module Title

Theory Hours

Skill Lab Hours

Clinical Hours

Total Hours

Quarter Credits

VN400-1 Maternal/Child 24 0 48 72 4.0
VN400-2 Neurological System 39 0 112 151 7.5
VN400-3 Mental Health/Rehabilitation 28 0 72 100 5.0
VN400-4 Leadership 20 0 48 68 3.5
VN400-5 Professional Roles 28 0 0 28 2.5
 

Totals

139

0

280

419

22.5

 

VN-500 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 159
Skill Lab Hours 108
Clinical Hours 96
Total Hours 363
Quarter Credits 24.5
Module Number: VN200
Module Title Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations I
Theory Hours 162
Skill Lab Hours 8
Clinical Hours 192
Total Hours 362
Quarter Credits 22.0
Module Number: VN300
Module Title Introduction to the Client with Self-care Deviations II
Theory Hours 120
Skill Lab Hours 8
Clinical Hours 288
Total Hours 416
Quarter Credits 21.5
Module Number: VN400
Module Title Advanced Client Centered Care II
Theory Hours 139
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 280
Total Hours 419
Quarter Credits 22.5
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

90.5

 

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

Module Overviews

VN-200 Care of the Client with Health Care Deviations I

Module Number: VN200-1
Module Title Integumentary System
Theory Hours 27
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 32
Total Hours 59
Quarter Credits 3.5
Module Number: VN200-2
Module Title Musculoskeletal System
Theory Hours 27
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 32
Total Hours 59
Quarter Credits 3.5
Module Number: VN400-1
Module Title Maternal/Child
Theory Hours 24
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 72
Quarter Credits 4.0
Module Number: VN200-3
Module Title Respiratory System
Theory Hours 41
Skill Lab Hours 8
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 97
Quarter Credits 6.0
Module Number: VN200-4
Module Title Cardiovascular System
Theory Hours 41
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 89
Quarter Credits 5.5
Module Number: VN200-5
Module Title Gastrointestinal System
Theory Hours 26
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 32
Total Hours 58
Quarter Credits 3.5

TOTALS

Clock Hours

186

Skill Lab Hours

8

Clinical Hours

240

Total Hours<

434

Quarter Credits

26.0

 

VN-300 Care of the Client with Health Care Deviations II

Module Number: VN300-1
Module Title Endocrine System
Theory Hours 46
Skill Lab Hours 8
Clinical Hours 138
Total Hours 192
Quarter Credits 9.5
Module Number: VN300-2
Module Title Urinary System
Theory Hours 33
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 68
Total Hours 101
Quarter Credits 5.5
Module Number: VN300-3
Module Title Immunology/Oncology
Theory Hours 18
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 36
Total Hours 54
Quarter Credits 3.0
Module Number: VN300-4
Module Title Reproductive System
Theory Hours 23
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 46
Total Hours 69
Quarter Credits 3.5

TOTALS

Clock Hours

120

Skill Lab Hours

8

Clinical Hours

288

Total Hours<

416

Quarter Credits

21.5

 

VN-400 Advanced Client Centered Care II

Module Number: VN400-1
Module Title Maternal/Child
Theory Hours 24
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 72
Quarter Credits 4.0
Module Number: VN400-2
Module Title Neurological System
Theory Hours 39
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 112
Total Hours 151
Quarter Credits 7.5
Module Number: VN400-3
Module Title Mental Health/Rehabilitation
Theory Hours 28
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 72
Total Hours 100
Quarter Credits 5.0
Module Number: VN400-4
Module Title Leadership
Theory Hours 20
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 48
Total Hours 68
Quarter Credits 3.5
Module Number: VN400-5
Module Title Professional Roles
Theory Hours 28
Skill Lab Hours 0
Clinical Hours 0
Total Hours 28
Quarter Credits 2.5

TOTALS

Clock Hours

139

Skill Lab Hours

0

Clinical Hours

280

Total Hours<

419

Quarter Credits

22.5

 

VN-500 Nursing Licensure Preparation

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

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 90.5

 

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