Program: Vocational Nursing (VN)

Overview

Vocational & Practical Nursing (VN)

The Vocational Nursing Program prepares students for entry-level vocational nursing licensure and competent practice. After completion, students will be able to synthesize theories and principles necessary for licensure as a vocational nurse and develop critical thinking skills in preparation for their first job in vocational nursing.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Vocational Nursing Program qualifies the student to take the national licensing examination for Vocational nurses (NCLEX-PN/VN). A Licensed Vocational Nurse (Practical Nurse in other states) is prepared for employment in ambulatory care settings (physician’s office, clinics); long-term care (skilled nursing facilities, convalescent, and residential care); rehabilitation facilities, acute care hospitals, psychiatric facilities, hospice, and in the home. A Licensed Vocational Nurse is qualified to apply to the Long Beach City College Associate Degree Nursing Program for the Career Ladder LVN-RN Program.

Associate in Science (AS), Nursing – Vocational/Practical 

Completion of the Vocational Nursing Program qualifies the student to take the national licensing examination for Vocational nurses (NCLEX-PN). A Licensed Vocational Nurse (Practical Nurse in all other states) is prepared for employment in ambulatory care settings (Physician’s office, clinics); long-term care (skilled nursing facilities, convalescent, and residential care); rehabilitation facilities, acute care hospitals, psychiatric facilities, hospice, and in the home. A Licensed Vocational Nurse is qualified to apply to the Long Beach City College Associate Degree Nursing Program for the Career Ladder LVN-RN Program. The associate degree also provides students with a broad-based education that prepares them for global citizenry. 

Program Learning Outcomes: 
  • Synthesize theories and principles necessary for licensure as a vocational nurse. 
  • Develop entry-level LVN job readiness skills and employment status 1-year post graduation.

Certificate of Achievement, Nursing – Vocational/Practical 

Completion of the Vocational Nursing Program qualifies the student to take the national licensing examination for Vocational nurses (NCLEX-PN). A Licensed Vocational Nurse (Practical Nurse in all other states) is prepared for employment in ambulatory care settings (Physician’s office, clinics); long-term care (skilled nursing facilities, convalescent, and residential care); rehabilitation facilities, acute care hospitals, psychiatric facilities, hospice, and in the home. A Licensed Vocational Nurse is qualified to apply to the Long Beach City College Associate Degree Nursing Program for the Career Ladder LVN-RN Program. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Nursing Assistant  

This certificate prepares students in basic-entry level fundamental nursing skill sets. Completion of course VN215 prepares students to test for the state competency examination for a Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.). 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Home Health Aide

Completion guarantees a state certificate as a Home Health Aide. Students must obtain their Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.) before attending the VN215 course.