Practical Nurse - Vocational Nursing

This competency-based course prepares students with classes in ethics, safety principles, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, medical terminology, growth and development, psychology and nutrition. Also studied are medical, surgical, obstetrical and pediatric nursing. The students are prepared clinically in health care facilities supervised by the instructor and staff members. Upon completion of this course the graduates may take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination). Grads passing this examination may work as Licensed Vocational Nurses under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Physician. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.


Enrollment requires a U.S. high school diploma or GED certification, or a U.S. A.A. or B. A. degree, a 10 reading level and a 9 math level as measured by the TABE D 7/8 test. Participate in a qualifying interview; present a satisfactory physical examination and a current AHA or BLS Healthcare Providers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate PRIOR TO CLINICAL ROTATION. Must be 18 years of age or older, with proof of computer literacy abilities.