Vocational Nurse (VN)

Pending Applications for Vocational Nurse Program!

NOTICE: Palo Verde Vocational Nurse Program has requested permission from the CA Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) to open the application for a new Vocational Nurse (VN) class beginning January 21, 2019. The BVNPT will rule in late August, 2018 and applications will open in early September 2017, if we are approved to do so. Applications will be available on the website and in the Nursing Office, CL 125, should approval be provided. Watch the website for dates of application opening and closing. Applicants currently enrolled in prerequisites, may submit an application. The program can only accommodate 15 students. Acceptance into the VN Program is decided on successful completion of the required prerequisites, written essay, letters of recommendation, personal interview with the selection committee, and scores on a national standardized exam. Applicants will be notified no later than December 14, 2018. Please read the Admission and Selection Criteria and Application information carefully so all needed requirements for application are met. For any additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact either Silvia Lainez at 760-921-5504 or silvia.lainez@paloverde.edu or Dr. Theresa Cicci at 760-921-5444 or theresa.cicci@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 Vocational Nursing Program requires three semesters of full time study in addition to the prerequisites. Fifteen students are accepted into each VN 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