Vocational Nursing Program

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Program Description

The Vocational Nursing Program is a 12-month Certificate program designed to prepare students to perform direct patient care under the supervision of an RN and/or physician. The program is taught in two (2) levels for a total of 1,566 hours of classroom instruction and clinical training. The VN training program provides students the Necessary knowledge and skills to become safe and competent practitioners. Students are also prepared for upward mobility in a nursing career.


Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a Certificate of Completion from the college and become eligible to take the state examination (NCLEX-PN) for licensure.

Program Goals and Objectives

Graduates of our Vocational Nursing program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN, a licensure examination.

Consistent with the Vocational Nursing Practice Act, the graduate of this Vocational Nursing Program will be able to:

- Use the nursing process holistically to assist in meeting the needs of culturally diverse clients across the life span in a variety of health care settings.
- Use appropriate knowledge and skills, and available resources to provide safe and competent nursing care to culturally diverse clients across the life span in a variety of health care settings.
- Communicate effectively with diverse clients, family members and other health care team members in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an individualized plan of care.
- Develop a code of personal and professional conduct based on ethical principles and the standards of Vocational Nursing Practice.
- Develop and implement an ongoing professional/personal development plan based on assessment and evaluation of one’s own performance.

Class Hours

Morning Classes: MONDAY – THURSDAY

Morning classroom hours are from 7 am to 4 pm while evening classroom hours are from 6 pm to 10:30 pm on weekdays, and from 7am to 4 pm on Saturday. Clinical hours may vary per clinical site. Generally, the clinical site hours are from 7 am to 4 pm.

Inter-level breaks are scheduled between each level of the curriculum. The following holidays are observed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Class Schedules

Each student will be giving a class schedule at the beginning of each level of the program. Class schedules will also be posted on Bulletin Boards on campus.