Vocational Nursing Program
The Program is accredited by the California State Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. The individuals who successfully complete the Program are eligible to take the California Council Licensure Examination for licensure as a Vocational Nurse. A declaration of any record of convictions and fingerprinting is required to obtain a license. Persons with a conviction may be denied a license. Prior to registering for courses within the LVN Program, students must be accepted into the Program. The prerequisite requirements apply to both the Associate in Science Degree and the Certificate of Achievement. Students may contact the Director of Vocational Nursing at 530-257-6181 x8994 for any questions, concerns, or additional information.

Prerequisite Requirements
1. Completion of all application materials
2. Graduation from High School or equivalency through GED or California Proficiency Examination
3. A current, valid CPR card or AHA CPR
4. Completion of ENGL 1 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent multiple measures placement.
5. Completion of MATH 60 Intermediate Algebra with a grade “C” or better or equivalent multiple measures placement.
6. Completion of the required prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Required Prerequisite Courses: 20 Units

Course Number Course Title Total Units
BIOL-25  &BIOL-25 Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL-26  BIOL-26 Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 21  &BIOL 21 Human Anatomy with Lab4
BIOL-22 BIOL-22 Human Physiology with Lab4
HLTH-25  HLTH-25 Understanding Nutrition3
HO 3 HO 3 Medical Terminology3
PSY-1  PSY-1 Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 18  PSY-18 Life Span Development3
Total Units for the Associate in Science Degree: 73 Units
Required Core Courses: 44 Units
VN-50  VN-50 Pharmacology4
VN 51  VN 51 Nursing Fundamentals4
VN-52  VN-52 Clinical Lab I7
VN-53 VN-53 Adult Nursing Theory7
VN-54 VN-54 Clinical Lab II6
General Education Requirements: Area C
VN-55  VN-55 Nursing Leadership and Professional Development2
VN-56  VN-56 Clinical Lab III6
VN-57  VN-57 Maternity Nursing2
VN-58  VN-58 Pediatric Nursing2
VN 59  VN 59 Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal2
VN 60  VN 60 Comprehensive Nursing Review2

Consult with your Academic Counselor.