Vocational Nursing

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02392)

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate the ability to articulate professionally and competently in the healthcare setting on issues regarding patient care.
  • Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate the ability to analyze patient data related to the medical condition(s) and adjust patient care according to the findings.
  • Upon completion of the program, the student will analyze, compute and correctly provide medications to the patient in the healthcare setting.
  • Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate collegiality and appropriate communication techniques when working with diverse healthcare providers, patients and family members.
  • Upon completion of the program, the student will demonstrate critical thinking skills and differentiation in plan of care for patients from various cultural backgrounds.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Prerequisites
CNA Certification or equivalent0-8.5
BIOL 190HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY4
CD 170PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT3
HLTH 204FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION3
MATH 45ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA4
ADN 140READING AND COMPOSITION FOR NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS3
Total Units17-25.5
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
VN 30 INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY 1
VN 31 BASIC CONCEPTS IN PHARMACOLOGY 1
VN 103 VOCATIONAL NURSING I 6
VN 103L VOCATIONAL NURSING LABORATORY I 6
 Units14
Second Semester
VN 130 PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES 2
VN 201 VOCATIONAL NURSING II 6
VN 201L VOCATIONAL NURSING LABORATORY II 6
 Units14
Third Semester
PSYC 101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
VN 250 MATERNAL-CHILD-ADULT HEALTH 4.5
VN 250L MATERNAL-CHILD-ADULT HEALTH - VOCATIONAL NURSING LABORATORY III 4
VN 251 TRANSITION TO PRACTICE 1
VN 251L TRANSITION TO PRACTICE - VOCATIONAL NURSING LABORATORY IV 1
 Units13.5
 Total Units41.5

Proficiencies required for department acceptance into this program include basic nursing skills (CNA or equivalent), college-level reading, and elementary algebra math.