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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

Prerequisites Course Credit Hours
BIOL 2401
BIOL 2402
VNSG 1323
VNSG 1160
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Basic Nursing Skills
Clinical I Practical Nurse
4
4
3
1
 
Total Hours:
12
First Semester Course Credit Hours
BIOL 1322
VNSG 1227
VNSG 1331
VNSG 1502
VNSG 1561
Principles of Nutrition
Essentials of Medication Administration
Pharmacology
Applied Nursing Skills I
Clinical II Practical Nurse
3
2
3
5
5
 
Total Hours:
18
Second Semester Course Credit Hours
PSYC 2314
VNSG 1136
VNSG 1222
VNSG 1562
VNSG 2413
Lifespan Growth and Development
Mental Health
Vocational Nursing Concepts
Clinical III Practical Nurse
Applied Nursing Skills II
3
1
2
5
4
 
Total Hours:
15
Third Semester Course Credit Hours
VNSG 1138
VNSG 1330
VNSG 1334
VNSG 2214
VNSG 2563
Mental Illness
Maternal-Neonatal Nursing
Pediatrics
Applied Nursing Skills III
Clinical IV Practical Nurse
1
3
3
2
5
 
Total Hours:
14
 
Grand Total:
59

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog