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 LSCO 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
Pre-requisites12 Credits
VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1160 Clinical  Practical Nurse I 1
BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 2402 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Co-requisites6 Credits
BIOL 1322 Principles of Nutrition 3
PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth and Development  3
First Semester12 Credits
VNSG 1402 Applied Nursing Skills  4
VNSG 1227 Essentials of Medication Administration 2
VNSG 1136 Mental Health 1
VNSG 1122 Vocational Nursing Concepts 1
VNSG 1461 Clinical Practical Nurse II 4
Second Semester11 Credits
VNSG 2413 Applied Nursing Skills II 4
VNSG 1462 Clinical Practical Nurse III 4
VNSG 1138 Mental Illness 1
VNSG 1231 Pharmacology 2
Third Semester10 Credits
VNSG 1230 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing 2
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics 2
VNSG 2214 Applied Nursing Skills III 2
VNSG 2463 Clinical Practical Nurse IV 4
Total Credit Hours for Vocational Nursing Certificate51 credits

View course descriptions here: Course Catalog