Credential Earned: Certificate
57 week program. Monday-Friday, 9:00am–3:00pm
Course lengths vary. Students complete 1 course at a time. Clinical hours vary.
Vocational nurses are critical members of the healthcare team. Not only have physicians become more reliant on vocational nurses, but their services are also needed in hospitals, clinics, and long term care facilities. In this program students learn nursing fundamentals such as taking vital signs, assisting patients with palliative care, transporting patients, pharmacology, and medical/surgical care.
Graduates are prepared for entry level positions in the healthcare field as vocational nurses in private duty, clinical, hospitals, and long term care facilities.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful program completion graduates will be able to:
- Function with accountability as defined in the statutes of The Vocational Nurse Practice Act.
- Provide care to protect the healthcare worker and client through utilization of Standard Precautions.
- Utilize critical thinking as an approach to inquiry to examine clinical and professional issues and search for more effective answers.
- Effectively communicate to members of the healthcare team through accurate and complete documentation of client status and nursing interventions.
- Effectively utilize the Nursing Process, as an organizational framework to assist the client in meeting his/her self-care needs.
- Be able to perform nursing skills within his/her Scope of Practice.
- Implement client teaching to maintain or regain the client’s ability for self-care.
- Implement therapeutic client teaching to assist the client in self-deviation care.
- Collaborate with other healthcare professionals to provide cost-effective care that is based on client need.
- Provide leadership to non-professional members of the healthcare team.
- Provide palliative care to the end-of-life client.
- Be sensitive to cultural diversity surrounding the delivery of nursing care.
- Understand the changing demographics and contemporary advances that affect health care provisions.
- Be able to function in different arenas of care within the licensure scoop of practice.
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