Vocational Nursing Program               2015

 VN Informational Meetings Scheduled for April/May

Students MUST attend one Vocational Nursing Information Meeting prior to applying for the VN Program. (One meeting will be held in April, and another in May. (Details in left column). 

Class of 2016 starts August 10, 2015 and graduates in October 2016. 

New Application & Program Cost Information

Monday, April 13th, 2015 - please revisit this page for important new information about upcoming VN program changes.  There has been a delay.  Sorry of an inconvenience.

Application and cost information will be posted here beginning Monday April 13, 2015.



The Vocational Nursing Pathway

The VN Program is part of the Health Sciences and Medical Technology Career Pathway.

High school students: contact your Career Guidance Specialist, or the VN Program.
New    >> Nursing Pathway Checklist for 2015 pdf
High School students have priority in ROP classes.   E-mail:  vn@nocrop.us

 

Nursing Pathway for Adults 

Adults:  2015 VN Program Entrance Requirements list (details are pending).    
Note:
VN pre-entrance test (TABE exam) and related costs eliminated in 2015. (1/7/15)
E-mail:  vn@nocrop.us

Adults must  attend a VN INFORMATION MEETING prior to applying for the program.  The demand for vocational nurses is, and will continue to remain high.  Labor market growth of 22% is expected for LVNs between 2010 and 2020 according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook.    
More VN Program Details for Adults 


  VN Program Description

The Vocational Nursing Program is approved by the California Department of Education, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is approved and accredited by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. The program has a model curriculum award. (The VN program is NOT a fee-based course.)

Theory and clinical experiences assist the student in gaining knowledge and skills to become a licensed vocational nurse in a number of settings. The student will learn basic concepts of pharmacology, nutrition, psychology, anatomy, physiology, medical-surgical nursing, care of the mother and her newborn, normal growth and development, and concepts of leadership for health care. Completion of the Vocational Nursing Program will qualify a student to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses, (NCLEX-PN).

  VN Program Length

The 13-month program is divided between 1000 hours of clinical experience, and 600 hours of classroom theory.  Classroom instruction is full-time during the day, with possible afternoon/evening rotations.


  Program Expenses

APPLICATION and COST INFORMATION will be posted Monday, April 13, 2015.  (Posting of information postponed from April 1st. - posted 4/1/15)

Prerequisite Class for High School Students

High School Students:

The prerequisite class, Fundamentals of Nursing I, is held at the East Ball Road Facility.

In order to to plan for the Fundamentals of Nursing I at the EBR facility, please consult the following schedule.

11-week classes beginning end of January 2015:

     High school only: Tuesday/Thursday, 5:00 pm-9:30 pm

 

11-week classes beginning May 2015:

     High school class: Monday/Wednesday, 5:00 pm-9:30 pm

     Adult class: Tuesday/Thursday, 5:00 pm-9:30 pm


 High School Admission Requirements

As a high school student you have some course options as you pursue your medical career.  You may take Medical Academy and medical program high school courses.

High school students: The new >>Nursing Pathway Checklist for 2015 pdf . Contact your Career Guidance Specialist, or the VN Program.
E-mail:  vn@nocrop.us

 Adult Admission Requirements

VN Program Admission is based on a Points System

Admission to the program is based on a points system.  The application rubric chart explains the points system.  Download Application Points System Rubric.
Adult admission requirements are as follows:

Fundamentals of Nursing I
(Pre-nursing Class)

Fundamentals of Nursing I is a pre-nursing screening class, held twice a year. Approximately 60 students are accepted for each class.

Fundamentals of Nursing I,
High School Class:
11-week classes begin end of January 2015: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 pm-9:30 pm.

Fundamentals of Nursing I,
High School Class:

11-week classes begin May 2015 : Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:00 pm-9:30 pm.

Fundamentals of Nursing I, only for adults (fee-based course):

11-week classes begin May 2015 : Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:00 pm-9:30 pm.

Acceptance into the
13-Month VN Program

After completion of  Fundamentals of Nursing I, students must interview and have their points for the program evaluated. All diplomas, transcripts, proof of medical pathway, or items the students wish to receive points for must be submitted by the deadline established by the Fundamentals of Nursing I instructor to be counted for the interview. Download Rubric.

Sixty students and alternates are accepted into the Vocational Nursing Program based on students with the highest points.  This selection process takes place twice each year. High school students following the Nursing pathway have priority.

  Program Schedules

The 13-Month Vocational Nursing Program 

The 13-month VN Program is divided between 1000 hours of clinical experience, and 600 hours of classroom theory.  Classroom instruction is full-time during the day, with possible afternoon/evening rotations.

 

 

 

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VN Program Pathway

For information about the VN program call 714-502-5957. Email: vn@nocrop.us
Are you an adult student starting the Nursing Pathway?  Find out how to enter the VN Program Pathway and earn points quickly to reach your goals.  Get details at one of our VN Information meetings.

VN INFORMATION MEETINGS

For information about the VN program call 714-502-5957. Email: vn@nocrop.us
Next Information Meeting (1) is Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, at the ROP Career & Technicial Institute, East Ball Road Facility.  Address: 1617 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92805.
Information Meeting (2) is
Friday May 8, 2015, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the ROP Career & Technicial Institute, East Ball Road Facility.  Address: 1617 E. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92805.


Important Notice

Health Science and Medical Technology classes include the study of reproductive and other body systems.  The curriculum requires students to practice procedures on other students and/or patients, both male and female, of differing ages.  Participation in these activities is necessary for students to gain competency in the skills needed to pass the class and earn a certificate.  Heavy lifting and deep bending are also activities required of students.

 


Student Commitment

All students should consider the Vocational Nursing Program their primary commitment, as many hours of study are required for completion. This time includes classroom theory, clinical experience, homework assignments, research, and writing.

We recommend that students employed during the program limit their hours to less than 16 hours per week in order to be successful.


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