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    Licensed Vocational Nursing Program Overview

    The Licensed Vocational Nursing Program is designed to prepare students to meet all legal requirements for licensure as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in California. The student will learn basic concepts in pharmacology, nutrition, psychology, anatomy, physiology, medical-surgical nursing, care of mother and her newborn, normal growth and development, concepts of leadership for healthcare in classroom and clinical settings. The program includes the fundamentals of medical terminology, sequential skills building in basic arithmetic skills, math for medications, and medications, and medical abbreviations are presented. Integrated throughout the program are Academic and CTE standards, which include safety, communication, technology, ethics, career planning, and other employment skills. The Licensed Vocational Nurse Program addresses STEM skills necessary for student success in medical disciplines and careers. Clinical worksite learning is a required component of the program.


    Upon completion of all the required coursework to earn a certificate, students will be prepared 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.


    Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) play a vital role on the health care team. The duties of an LVN include tasks such as:

    • Recording vital signs
    • Administering medications
    • Collecting samples for routine labtests
    • Administering basic nursing care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters
    • Providing for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress
    • Discussing health care with patients and listening to their concerns
    • Reporting patients' status to registered nurses and doctors
    • And keeping records on patients' health.

    Program Name: Licensed Vocational Nursing Program

    CIP Code: 51.3901

    Level: Postsecondary

    Total Program: 1530 Clock hours – 576 Theory and 954 Clinical

                              62 weeks / may take up to 17 months to complete

                              1 Week NCLEX – PN Review is offered after the course completion


    Financial Aid Academic Year: 900 hours/36 weeks



    Tuition and Fees: $34,460

    Books and Supplies: $1,890

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