Vocational Nursing Program
ABOUT THE CAREER:
Licensed Vocational Nurses are health care providers who work under the supervision of Doctors and Registered Nurses in a variety of settings. Licensed Vocational Nurses perform services requiring technical and manual skills. Their assigned tasks may include providing direct client care such as, basic nursing services, administering medications and providing client selfcare education.
A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM:
The curriculum, which is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, includes nursing, General Education and science courses. The Vocational Nursing Program is three semesters in length. In addition to theory classes and laboratory practice on campus, integrated clinical experience is provided in acute and longterm health care facilities.
Program costs include college enrollment fees and approximately $800 for books and supplies; physical examinations and immunizations; malpractice insurance; and uniforms. Additionally, graduation and licensing fees of approximately $300 are needed upon completion of the program.
APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT:
To be eligible for the enrollment process, applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent, have fulfilled the program's reading requirement and satisfactorily completed all prerequisite courses prior to application. Since program enrollment is limited, an application and official transcripts must be submitted for enrollment consideration.
DEGREE AND LICENSURE:
Students who satisfactorily complete the program's required prerequisite and Vocational Nursing Program courses with a grade of "C" or higher, will receive a Certificate of Achievement. This program may lead to an Associate in Science Degree if additional requirements are met. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing. Licensure as a Vocational Nurse is required in all states.
WHY SACRAMENTO CITY COLLEGE?:
Sacramento City College (SCC) is part of the Los Rios Community College District and provides educational opportunities for nearly 20,000 students at the college and its three outreach centers. Courses are offered to California residents at a tremendous savings. The 60-acre main campus is located across from William Land Park and has its own light rail station. SCC has a complete department of skilled career counselors to help students succeed in college. They are available to provide information about admissions and degree requirements, financial aid opportunities and student services, including tutoring assistance. Anyone with an interest in career exploration may take a career aptitude test to help identify career options that match an individual's interest and personality. Visit www.losrios.edu and select "Take a career aptitude test" under the Places of Interest heading, to take a free self-assessment survey. Although Los Rios Community College District is unable to recommend a specific self-assessment testing service, an example of the many different online self=assessment testing organizations is My Life Coach at www.mylifecoach.com. When accessing online testing sites, be aware that a fee may be charged for the use of their service.
To obtain additional information about educational programs in healthcare or the requirements to attend Sacramento City College, visit www.scc.losrios.edu or call the Allied Health Office Office at 916.558.2271. Compliance Statement / Nondiscrimination Sacramento City College - in compliance with Title VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendment and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act - does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, mental or physical handicaps in any of its policies, programs or activities, including admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services.