Vocational Nursing associates
Enrolling Now for the Following Terms
Eve: October 15, 2019
COMMERCE at the Citadel
Eve: May 7, 2019
COSTA MESA main campus
Eve: August 5, 2019
This program contains anatomy and physiology, nutrition, psychology, normal growth and development, nursing fundamentals, nursing process, communication, client education, pharmacology, medical-surgical nursing, communicable diseases, gerontological nursing, rehabilitation nursing, maternity nursing, pediatric nursing, leadership, supervision, ethics and unethical conduct, critical thinking, culturally congruent care, and end-of-life care concepts (VN Practice Act art. 5, sec. 2533). It is composed of five levels, namely:
Level I – where the novice student nurse is introduced to entry-level competencies that promote safety and effective care environment.
Level II – where the beginner student nurse is trained to master entry-level competencies while being presented care concepts that promote psychosocial integrity.
Level III – where the competent student nurse skillfully masters competencies that support physiological integrity.
Level IV – where the proficient student nurse integrates mastered care concepts that foster physiological and psychosocial integrity.
Level V – where the expert student nurse critiques, develops and implements client-centered care plans that respond to the health promotion and maintenance needs of clients with complex conditions.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
The program outcome of Pacific College Vocational Nursing program reflects the mission, philosophy, and conceptual framework of the 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. To achieve this program outcome, the VN graduate must meet the program’s terminal objectives. The foundation of these terminal objectives is the quality and safety competencies outlined by the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) project. These competencies target the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for future nurses to continuously improve the quality and safety of the healthcare systems where they work. The competencies are:
1. Client-Centered Care
3. Evidence-Based Practice
4. Quality Improvement