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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Licensed Vocational Nursing

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Licensed Vocational Nursing
Certificate of Achievement in Licensed Vocational Nursing

Licensed Vocational Nursing Program
www.butte.edu/departments/careertech/healthoccupations/
Susan Craig, Chair (530) 879-4338
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2328
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Licensed Vocational Nursing program is a state approved vocational program which provides the curriculum necessary for an individual to qualify for the state board examination for licensure as a vocational nurse. The curriculum includes prerequisite courses and the equivalent of three academic semesters of nursing theory and supervised clinical experiences.

The primary role of the licensed vocational nurse is to provide bedside nursing in a variety of clinical settings. The student will study common medical-surgical conditions, their origin, prevention and treatment emphasizing the related nursing care. To help the student provide "individualized" nursing care, other courses provide basic psychology and sociology concepts relevant to the development, motivation and reactions of people healthy and ill.


Career Opportunities
The rapidly growing need for skilled health personnel provides good employment opportunities for the Licensed Vocational Nurse. Positions are found in general and convalescent hospitals, physicians' offices, private homes, community health agencies and in industry.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Licensed Vocational Nursing:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0134000CA.html

Admission to the Program
Contact the Nursing Department or visit www.butte.edu/healthoccupations for application dates and materials. Nursing classes are limited in size. Admission to the program is based on academic and general requirements.

Applicants that have failed, more than once, from any nursing program (LVN and/or RN) are ineligible to apply.

Persons with substance abuse issues or with conviction of crimes substantially related to the practice of nursing may not be granted a license by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. Fingerprints are a required part of the application for licensure. Records that are expunged or sealed, and juvenile records will be accessed and reviewed. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/enforcement/enforcement_faq.shtml

The Nursing Department will not accept online labs for BIOL 20 Human Anatomy, or BIOL 21 Human Physiology.

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Licensed Vocational Nursing 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Use the nursing process to provide nursing care to individual patients/clients and families throughout the life span.
  • Demonstrate competency in the performance of technical nursing skills based on knowledge of nursing principles.
  • Provide educational information for individual patients/clients, families, and groups to promote, achieve, or maintain a state of health.
  • Initiate and maintain therapeutic communication with individual patients/clients and families.
  • Demonstrate caring behaviors based on recognition of individual needs and cultural differences.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare team members to provide optimum care.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors in the role of a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
Required courses for the major: 67 - 68 Units

Prerequisites Prior to Admission
*Beginning with the VN class starting Summer 2017 Class #49, a state certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) will be required for admission to the Vocational Nursing Program for class #49 ONLY, CNA can be in progress at the time of application. A current CNA certificate must be presented prior to the first day of class. After this class the CNA certificate will be required at the time of application.
BIOL 21 Human Physiology Has prerequisite(s)4
ENGL 2 Reading and Composition Has prerequisite(s)3
MATH 108 Beginning Algebra Has prerequisite(s)4
Program Sequence
NSG 18 Fundamentals of Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)3
NSG 21 Clinical Nursing I Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)7
NSG 22 Gerontology Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)1
NSG 23 Pharmacology Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)3
NSG 24 Musculoskeletal Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)1
NSG 28 Role Development Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)1
NSG 31 Clinical Nursing II Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)7
NSG 32 Perioperative Nursing and Client Education Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 35 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)3
NSG 36 Gastrointestinal and Renal/Urinary Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 37 Endocrine Disorders Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 41 Clinical Nursing III Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)7
NSG 42 Maternal Child Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 43 Neurological and Rehabilitation Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 44 Psych/Mental Health Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 47 Oncology Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 49 Role Development and Vocational Relations/Leadership Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2


Certificate of Achievement in Licensed Vocational Nursing 67 - 68 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Use the nursing process to provide nursing care to individual patients/clients and families throughout the life span.
  • Demonstrate competency in the performance of technical nursing skills based on knowledge of nursing principles.
  • Provide educational information for individual patients/clients, families, and groups to promote, achieve, or maintain a state of health.
  • Initiate and maintain therapeutic communication with individual patients/clients and families.
  • Demonstrate caring behaviors based on recognition of individual needs and cultural differences.
  • Collaborate with other healthcare team members to provide optimum care.
  • Demonstrate professional behaviors in the role of a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
Required courses for the certificate:
Prerequisites Prior to Admission
*Beginning with the VN class starting Summer 2017 Class #49, a state certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) will be required for admission to the Vocational Nursing Program for class #49 ONLY, CNA can be in progress at the time of application. A current CNA certificate must be presented prior to the first day of class. After this class the CNA certificate will be required at the time of application.
BIOL 21 Human Physiology Has prerequisite(s)4
ENGL 2 Reading and Composition Has prerequisite(s)3
MATH 108 Beginning Algebra Has prerequisite(s)4
Program Sequence
NSG 18 Fundamentals of Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)3
NSG 21 Clinical Nursing I Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)7
NSG 22 Gerontology Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)1
NSG 23 Pharmacology Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)3
NSG 24 Musculoskeletal Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)1
NSG 28 Role Development Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)1
NSG 31 Clinical Nursing II Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)7
NSG 32 Perioperative Nursing and Client Education Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 35 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)3
NSG 36 Gastrointestinal and Renal/Urinary Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 37 Endocrine Disorders Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 41 Clinical Nursing III Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)7
NSG 42 Maternal Child Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 43 Neurological and Rehabilitation Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 44 Psych/Mental Health Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 47 Oncology Nursing Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2
NSG 49 Role Development and Vocational Relations/Leadership Has prerequisite(s) and corequisite(s)2

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