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Vocational Nursing (C) Certificate

Purpose Statement

The Vocational Nursing Program is a competency-based program designed to prepare Lamar State College-Orange graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN/VN) to be licensed vocational nurses (LVN). The LVN functions under the direction of a registered nurse and/or licensed physician to provide nursing care to people who are in need of medical diagnostic evaluation and are experiencing acute or chronic illness. Graduates of the LSC-O VN Program are currently employed in hospitals, physicians' offices, outpatient medical centers, long-term care facilities and home health agencies. The VN Program is ideal for those who desire careers in nursing, but do not wish to spend two or more years in an educational program.

The VN Program is the foundation on which the Associate of Applied Science Upward Mobility Nursing Program is built. The Upward Mobility Nursing Program is a competency-based program whose graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to be registered nurses (RN).

Program of Study
Course Subject Course Title Credit Hours
Pre-requisites
VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1160 Clinical I Practical Nurse 1
BIOL 2301 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3
BIOL 2101 Laboratory 1
BIOL 2302 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 2102 Laboratory 1
Total Hours: 12
Co-requisites
BIOL 1322 Principles of Nutrition 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development  3
Total Hours: 6
First Semester
VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration 2
VNSG 1231 Pharmacology 2
VNSG 1402 Applied Nursing Skills I 4
VNSG 1461 Clinical II Practical Nurse 4
Total Hours: 12
Second Semester
VNSG 1136 Mental Health 1
VNSG 1122 Vocational Nursing Concepts 1
VNSG 1462 Clinical III Practical Nurse 4
VNSG 2413 Applied Nursing Skills II 4
Total Hours: 10
Third Semester
VNSG 1138 Mental Illness 1
VNSG 1230 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing 2
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics 2
VNSG 2214 Applied Nursing Skills III 2
VNSG 2463 Clinical IV Practical Nurse 4
Total Hours: 11
Grand Total: 51

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog