Saturday, July 4, 2015

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The vocational nursing program is three (3) semesters.  Students may apply after completing the pre-requisite courses listed below.  Completion of all of the pre-requisites usually takes 2-3 semesters.

Required Pre-requisite Courses:

  • Anatomy/Physiology 4 units w/lab
  • Principles of Child Development 3 units
  • Nutrition  3 units
  • College-level reading (Reading 56 or placement into Reading 158 on assessment test, Engl 116 or “proficiency” on assessment test)
  • College-level math (Math 45 or higher)
  • Nursing assistant training (CNA) or equivalent

Other Requirements for Acceptance:

  • High School graduation in the U.S., GED or degree from a U.S. accredited college
  • Completion of the Hepatitis B series of vaccinations or immunity
  • Pass TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) with score of 60 or higher
  • Complete Background check and drug screening as required

Upon Acceptance into the Program:

  • CPR certification