Vocational Nursing Associate Degree/Diploma
A Licensed Vocational Nurse is an essential member of the healthcare team. Licensed Vocational Nurses provide care under the direct supervision of Physicians or Registered Nurses. Patient care includes bedside care, prepare and give injections, monitor equipment, record vital signs, dress wounds, and provide patient comfort. Licensed Vocational Nurses are employed in various healthcare settings such as acute medical/surgical hospitals, convalescent hospitals (long-term care, skilled nursing), home healthcare agencies, outpatient clinics, doctor’s offices, ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers, blood banks, psychiatric hospitals, and correctional facilities.
This program will provide students with theory and clinical learning experiences meeting the educational requirements to apply for Vocational Nurse Licensure in the State of California. Upon satisfactory completion of all Vocational Nursing courses and the specified general education requirements, the student will have earned an Associate of Science in Vocational Nursing.
The program outcome of Pacific College Vocational Nursing program reflects the mission, philosophy, and conceptual framework of program. The VN graduate of Pacific College must be equipped with knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to continuously improve the quality and safety of the health care systems where they work.
- Graduates will display competency of knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to pass the NCLEX-PN and work as an LVN;
- Graduates will develop critical thinking skills and provide quality and safe nursing care where they work;
- Graduates will be able to utilize psychosocial and physiological integrity, and promote evidence-based nursing practice.
- Graduates will demonstrate good communicational skills and respect diversity and culture where they work.