The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Vocational Nursing program prepares students to apply to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians to take the NCLEX PN examination in order to receive the Vocational Nursing license from the California Department of Consumer Affairs. The program provides a minimum of 1,530 hours of instruction and clinical experience. Clinical sites are arranged at local health care facilities for a wide range of experieinces.
For detailed and updated program information advisories and admission dates, go to the Vocational Nursing Program web site.
Students interested in the order for taking classes in this program, can view the required course sequence.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- Satisfy the requirements for application to the take the NCLEX-PN Licensure Exam;
- transition from student to vocational nurse in a variety of health-care settings;
- practice competently and safely in a variety of health care settings appropriate to entry level vocational nurse;
- communicate effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team;
- maintain high professional and ethical standards of vocational nursing practice;
- utilize concepts of human growth and development and psycho/socio/cultural needs of clients
as they apply to self-care models; and, promote family centered care that is culturally
- assume responsibility for ongoing educational and professional development;
- provide leadership and effective supervision of unlicensed assistive personnel within the
vocational nursing scope of practice;
- adapt rapidly to new technologies and changing conditions of health care; and
- grow in the ability to think critically and incorporate new knowledge and skills into the
theoretical knowledge base acquired in the VN program.