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Vocational Nursing Extended (AS) Health Sciences Total Units: 57
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Spring 2005


This program is no longer active.

as of F2008. M. Liko Puha, Curriculum Technician. x1554 (16 March 2009).

The Vocational Nursing Extended program is designed for individuals who already have the skills and knowledge of a nursing assistant or who are Certified Nursing Assistants, and are interested in advancing their career to become Licensed Vocational Nurses. The Vocational Nursing Extended degree 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 1,423 hours of instruction and clinical experience.

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 Extended (AS) program are:

  • Complete 57 units from
    • Vocational Nursing Prerequisite Requirements
    • Vocational Nursing (Extended) 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 (Extended) Requirements - complete 42.00 units
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
NRV 60AFundamentals of Vocational Nursing6.00
NRV 60ALFundamentals of Clinical for Part Time Vocational Nursing2.00
NRV 60BBasic to Intermediate for Part Time Vocational Nursing6.00
NRV 60BLBasic-Intermediate Clinical for Part Time Vocational Nursing2.00
NRV 60CMaternal Child for Vocational Nursing Part Time2.00
NRV 60CLMaternal Child Clinical for Part Time Vocational Nursing2.00
NRV 60DGrowth & Development Self-Paced for VN Part Time Program1.00
NRV 61Advanced Vocational Nursing: Teamleading/Acute Gerontology4.00
NRV 61LAdvanced Med/Surg Clinical for Part Time (Teamleading)4.00
NRV 62Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing: Community Focus3.00
NRV 62LAdvanced Medical/Surgical Clinical & Community Health4.00
NRV 63Preceptorship Theory for Leadership in Part Time VN1.00
NRV 63LPreceptorship Clinical for Part Time VN Program2.50
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: Spring 2005

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: Fall 2009

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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