Vocational Nurse (VN)

NOTICE: The Fall 2017 start for the VN Program is pending approval from the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). No applications will be accepted until notification is received by the BVNPT on or about February 17, 2017. If interested, please check the website after that date. If approved, all deadlines will be adjusted accordingly. For additional information or questions, please contact Dr. Armstrong at 760-921-5444 or virginia.armstrong@paloverde.edu.

Mission Statement
Through instructions, we will assist students to become skilled healthcare providers delivering quality healthcare to their community.

Nursing Students

General Information
The Vocational Nursing Program is designed to prepare students to function as members of the health care team under the direction of a licensed physician and/or a registered nurse in a variety of situations concerned with quality nursing care. Vocational nursing students learn to assist in data collection, plan and implement nursing care, administer medications and treatments with knowledge of their therapeutic results and maintain a safe environment for clients and their families. The Traditional Nursing Program is accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).

The Traditional VN Class requires three semesters of full time study in addition to prerequisites. Fifteen students are accepted into each class (with BVNPT approval). Applicants not accepted may apply for the next VN program start. THERE IS NO WAITING LIST.

VN license: Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will receive a certification of completion from the college and is eligible to write the National Council (of State Boards of Nursing) Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN/VN) for licensure as a vocational nurse in the state of California.

General Information