Vocational Nursing (VN)

VN 010  Vocational Nursing I   Units: 9

This course introduces concepts related to the role of the vocational nurse, basic skills, legal and ethical issues, critical thinking, culturally congruent care, pharmacology, fluid/electrolytes, communication and confidentiality. A foundation in normal growth and development including the gerontologic client and end of life care is presented. Using a nursing process format, care of clients with alterations in various body systems is covered. A materials fee of $90.00 - $147.00 is required for this course to cover lab learning activities.
Lecture Hours: 162         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: ENG-071, HS-013, HS-062, HS-067, PSY-001, and Corequisite: VN-010L
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance to the Vocational Nursing Program
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

VN 010L  Vocational Nursing I Lab   Units: 7

This course provides an opportunity for the practice and application of skills needed to meet the clients' basic needs and the maintenance of optimum wellness. Students care for clients with common alterations in the function various body systems. Learning experiences are provided in the on-campus lab and various clinical sites. Students receive a Pass/No Pass grade mark.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 378          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: HS-013, HA-062, and HS-067 Corequisite: VN-010
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Acceptance to the Vocational Nursing Program
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

VN 020  Vocational Nursing II   Units: 9

Building on the concepts presented in VN-010, this course discusses content related to care of the surgical client and alterations in function of gastrointestinal, urinary, reproductive, neurologic, and spinal cord. Students are also introduced to leadership, supervision of the VN. Introduction to maternity nursing, clients ante, intra and postpartum. Healthy newborn and alterations related to the newborn. Presentation of the hospitalized child, an in-depth look at growth & development.
Lecture Hours: 162         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: VN-010 and VN-010L; Corequisite: VN-020L
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

VN 020L  Vocational Nursing II Lab   Units: 7

This course provides opportunity to care for clients with alterations in various body systems and across the life span. Students will practice in a variety of health care settings. Students receive a Pass/No Pass grade mark.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 378          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: VN-010 and VN-010L; Corequisite: VN-020
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

VN 030  Vocational Nursing III   Units: 5

This course builds on all concepts from previous semesters. Students will focus on the care of children with various health care needs. The course concludes with concepts to aid the student transition to the role of professional vocational nurse.
Lecture Hours: 90         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: VN-020 and VN-020L; Corequisite: VN-030L
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

VN 030L  Vocational Nursing III Lab   Units: 4

This course is a continuation of skills that were acquired in VN-010 and 020. Students apply concepts of team leading and management skills to care for clients of all ages. Students meet the needs for the hospitalized child and clients experiencing labor, delivery, and postpartum. Students receive a Pass/No Pass grade mark.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 216          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: VN-020 and VN-020L; Corequisite: VN-030
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None