Vocational Nursing AS Degree

Licensed Vocational Nursing (VN/LVN)

Acceptance criteria, program eligibility and selection processes are subject to change. Prospective students are encouraged to check the College webpage periodically to remain updated.

The Vocational Nursing (VN) Program  prepares graduates to qualify to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse.  Licensed vocational nurses assist in data collection, plan and implement nursing care, administer medications and treatments, and maintain a safe environment for patients and families.

Approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT), the 12-month, full-time VN program provides student-centered instruction and meets all State regulations. Classroom instruction is offered concurrent with clinical practice, assisting the student in the application of nursing theory to actual nursing situations. Students are in class and clinical instruction approximately 34 hours each week.

Graduates eligible for Vocational Nurse Licensing Examination in California.

Program Acceptance Requirements:  See School of Health Sciences & Education web page. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Course Code Title Units
Required CoursesUnits
HS 013General Nutrition3
HS 062Your Living Body3
HS 067Introduction to Med/Dosage Calculations1
PSY 001General Psychology3
VN 010Vocational Nursing I9
VN 010LVocational Nursing I Lab7
VN 020Vocational Nursing II9
VN 020LVocational Nursing II Lab7
VN 030Vocational Nursing III5
VN 030LVocational Nursing III Lab4
Required Subtotal51
COD General Education Pattern18
Kinesiology Activities2