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Vocational Nursing (AS) Health Sciences Total Units: 62
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Term Effective: Fall 2004


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.

Students interested in the order for taking classes in this program, can view the required course sequence. Click here for more information about the program, or contact the Health Sciences Department.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Vocational Nursing (AS) program are:

  • Complete 62 units from
    • Vocational Nursing Prerequisite Requirements
    • Vocational Nursing Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Vocational Nursing Prerequisite Requirements - complete 14.00 units
FDNT 62Nutrition & Diet Therapy3.00
HLC 60Medical Terminology3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 1General Human Anatomy5.00
ANAT 58Introduction to Human Anatomy3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 2.00 units from the following:
PHARM 100Skills for Medication Administration2.00
CSKL 100Skills for Medication Administration2.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PHYSIO 1Human Physiology5.00
PHYSIO 58Introduction to Human Physiology3.00
Vocational Nursing Requirements - complete 47.00 units
NRV 51Fundamentals and Basics of Nursing8.00
NRV 51LFundamentals and Basic Clinical Experience6.00
NRV 52.1Intermediate Vocational Nursing8.00
NRV 52.1LIntermediate Clinical for Vocational Nursing4.00
NRV 52.2Maternal-Child Health Nursing2.00
NRV 52.2LMaternal-Child Health Nursing Clinical2.00
NRV 53Advanced Vocational Nursing Theory8.00
NRV 53LAdvanced Vocational Nursing Clinical6.50
NRV 58AFundamental Skills Lab for Vocational Nursing1.00
NRV 58BIntermediate Skills Lab for Vocational Nursing Students1.00
NRV 58CAdvanced Skills Lab for Vocational Nursing0.50
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00
LIR 110Finding and Using Information1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2004

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.

Term Inactive: Spring 2010

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.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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