Nursing - Licensed Vocational Courses

VOCN 23, Nurse Assistant/Convalescent Care
Lec-82 Lab-128

PREREQ: Certification of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) approved by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross for Health Care Providers and complete immunization as required by the affiliated facility

Theory and content integrating basic nursing concepts and skills in order to provide safe and competent patient care in a long term care setting. Core components include communication and interpersonal skills, infection control, safety and emergency procedures, promoting patient independence, patient/resident rights, basic nursing skills, personal care skills, mental health and social service needs, care of the cognitively impaired and basic restorative services.

CSU
Units: 7
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 24, Home Health Aide
Lec-44 Lab-20

PREREQ: A valid Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate provided by the California Department of Public Health.; VOCN 23

A short term course that provides an introduction to basic client care in the home setting focusing on the following core components: all basic nursing skills in the home base setting, liability, safety, infection control, emergency procedures, abuse, patient independence, patient/residents' rights, social needs, housekeeping chores, food management, laundry, and record keeping. Successful completion of this course will entitle the student to a State Certification as a Home Health Aide (HHA).

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 25, Nurse Assistant/Acute Care
Lec-35 Lab-91

PREREQ: VOCN 23 or possession of a valid Nursing Assistant Certification; Complete immunization as required by the affiliated facility.

Learn the knowledge and skills needed to function in an acute care setting, focusing on the needs of the acute care patient and the role of a certified nursing assistant in meeting those needs. Clinical placement in an acute care setting will provide hands-on experience caring for acutely ill patients with a variety of diagnoses. Teamwork, communication, and the importance of accurate observation and assessment will be emphasized.

CSU
Units: 3.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 41A, Fundamentals of Vocational Nursing
Lec-72 Lab-16

COREQ.: VOCN 41B and VOCN 41C

Provides an introduction to basic patient care in the hospital setting with a focus on the following core components of Vocational Nursing: the nursing process, legal aspects of nursing, medical terminology, therapeutic communication, basic bedside nursing care, client teaching, infection control and basic needs assessment.

CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 41B, Basic Medical/Surgical Nursing
Lec-56 Lab-252

PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: VOCN 41A COREQ.: VOCN 41C

Presents theory content with concurrent clinical practice. Systems focus includes the musculoskeletal, integumentary, and gastrointestinal systems. Nursing care of the geriatric client is emphasized to promote understanding of the core concepts of basic medical-surgical nursing: health and illness, culturally competent and age-appropriate nursing care.

CSU
Units: 8
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 41C, Basic Medical/Surgical Skills Lab
Lab-35

COREQ.: VOCN 41A and VOCN 41B

Introduction to basic medical-surgical assessment skills as well as the nursing skills commonly practiced for clients with integumentary, musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal disorders.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 41D, Pharmacology
Lec-52.5

Introduction to the basic concepts of pharmacology for the vocational nursing student. Basic principles of pharmacology, medication, calculations, preparation, administration and storage are emphasized.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 42A, Adult Medical Surgical Nursing I
Lec-45 Lab-162

PREREQ.: VOCN 41A and VOCN 41B and VOCN 41C COREQ.: VOCN 42B and VOCN 42C and VOCN 42D and VOCN 42E

This course presents theory with concurrent clinical practice. System focus includes hematologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, and immunological. Core concepts include care of the surgical patient, pain management, and fluid and electrolyte balance.

CSU
Units: 5.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 42B, Adult Medical Surgical Nursing II
Lec-45 Lab-162

PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: VOCN 42A COREQ.: VOCN 42C

This course presents theory content with concurrent clinical practice. System focus includes neurological, endocrine, genitourinary and reproductive systems.

CSU
Units: 5.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 42C, Adult Medical/Surgical Skills Lab
Lab-35

PREREQ.: VOCN 41A and VOCN 41B and VOCN 41C COREQ.: VOCN 42A and VOCN 42B and VOCN 42D and VOCN 42E

Presents the nursing skills commonly practiced for clients with hematologic, lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, endocrine, genitourinary, and reproductive disorders.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 42D, Mental Health Nursing
Lec-35

PREREQ.: VOCN 41A and VOCN 41B and VOCN 41C COREQ.: VOCN 42A and VOCN 42B and VOCN 42C and VOCN 42E

Introduction of the basic concepts of mental health nursing for the vocational nursing student with a focus on the current therapeutic interpersonal processes and problem solving techniques helpful in identification and treatment of the mental health disorders which may be present in acutely ill medical/surgical patients.

CSU
Units: 2
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 42E, Nutrition
Lec-52.5

PREREQ.: VOCN 41A and VOCN 41B and VOCN 41C COREQ.: VOCN 42A and VOCN 42B and VOCN 42C and VOCN 42D

Introduction of the basic concepts of nutrition for the vocational nursing student. Provides knowledge of normal and therapeutic nutrition to serve as a basis for decision making in providing nursing care. Nutrition is integrated into patient care with emphasis on aspects of disease prevention.

CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 43A, Concepts in Community Health Nursing
Lec-30 Lab-60

PREREQ.: VOCN 42A; VOCN 42B; VOCN 42C; VOCN 42D COREQ.: VOCN 43E; VOCN 43B; VOCN 43C; VOCN 43D

Introduction to community health nursing: home health care, long-term care, rehabilitative and hospice care, as well as disaster nursing.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 43B, Maternity Nursing
Lec-50 Lab-90

PREREQ.: VOCN 42A and VOCN 42B and VOCN 42C and VOCN 42D and VOCN 42E COREQ.: VOCN 43A and VOCN 43C and VOCN 43D and VOCN 43E

Presents the principles and practice of obstetrical nursing, with an emphasis on the scope of practice of the Vocational Nurse. Individualized, culturally appropriate nursing care for the new mother and neonate are examined.

CSU
Units: 4.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 43C, Pediatric Nursing
Lec-40 Lab-72

PREREQ.: VOCN 42A and VOCN 42B and VOCN 42C and VOCN 42D and VOCN 42E COREQ.: VOCN 43A and VOCN 43B and VOCN 43D and VOCN 43E

Presents the principles and practice of nursing care of children from birth to 18 years old. Health maintenance, disease prevention and common childhood abnormalities are emphasized.

CSU
Units: 3.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 43D, Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing
Lec-40 Lab-72

PREREQ.: VOCN 42A and VOCN 42B and VOCN 42C and VOCN 42D and VOCN 42E COREQ.: VOCN 43A and VOCN 43B and VOCN 43C and VOCN 43E

This course presents theory content with concurrent clinical practice with a focus on current therapeutic treatment modalities and nursing management for advanced medical/surgical patients. Core concepts include: care of the following patients; the burn patient; the patient in heart failure; the patient in shock; the patient with upper and lower airway disorders; the patient with tumors of the neurological system; the patient in renal failure; leadership and management.

CSU
Units: 3.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
VOCN 43E, Advanced Medical/Surgical Skills Lab
Lab-35

PREREQ.: VOCN 42A and VOCN 42B and VOCN 42C and VOCN 42D and VOCN 42E COREQ.: VOCN 43A and VOCN 43B and VOCN 43C and VOCN 43D

Presents the nursing skills commonly practiced in maternity and pediatric nursing as well as the client with advanced medical-surgical disorders.

CSU
Units: 0.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable