2023 Enrollment Dates
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What Does a Licensed Vocational Nurse Do?
Licensed Vocational Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses practices under the supervision of a physician or registered nurse (RN.) LVNs provide basic bedside care to patients. Their roles and responsibilities can include monitoring blood pressure, record patient histories, helping patients get dressed, deal with ailments, and make sure patients are comfortable.
Duties of Vocational Nurses are:
- Recording Vital Signs
- Administer Medications
- Collecting Samples for Routine Lab Tests
- Leadership, Supervision, and Proper Patient Interaction Skills
- Assisting Physicians with Patient Examinations
- Recording Patient History and Personal Information
- Administering Injections or Medications (as permitted by state law)
Where Does a Licensed Vocational Nurse Work ?
Licensed Vocational Nurses or Practical Nurses work in a variety of settings. They can work in nursing homes, extended care facilities, physicians’ offices, hospitals, and private homes.
What are the Admission Requirements ?
- Must be at least 17 years old; 16-year-old who have graduated from high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) must obtain parental consent. (Note: Must be 17 years old by the end of program)
- High school transcript, or certificate of high school equivalency, or GED, or certificate of evaluation of transcript or diploma if a foreign graduate.
- Candidate must provide a Valid State ID or Passport and Social Security Card
- Proof of completion of Nurse Assistant Training Program.
- Must pass the CLCC-VN Nurse Entrance Exam - Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) which measures Math, Reading and English & Language Usage.
*Failure to achieve a score of 65% on any of the content areas in the CLCC-VN Nurse Entrance Exam or the TEAS, the prospective VN student will be given a chance to take a written exam two weeks after the first attempt. (no more than 2 takes)
- Complete student registration form
- Candidate must submit a letter of application to the School Director. This letter will briefly explain the candidate’s interest and intention to be admitted in the vocational nursing program. Letter must be formally typewritten in a 11-12pt. size font and doubled spaced
- Two (2) letters of recommendation from a former or current teacher/instructor and from a supervisor from work. If not working, a letter from a long-time friend is acceptable. Letter from an immediate family member or a relative is not acceptable
How long does it take to complete the Licensed Vocational program ?
What types of courses are taught ?
This course introduces the beginning nursing student to the historical background of nursing. It focuses on the basic health needs of individuals in optimal wellness. The course covers foundation skills, personal care, rest and mobility, comfort, elimination and nutrition. Assisting with special tests and examinations, infection control and therapeutic communication are also included in this course.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Fundamentals of Nursing
- Medical Surgery
- Maternal & Health Nursing
- Pediatric Nursing
- Critical Thinking
Where can I take my Classes ?
Classes for the Vocational Nurse Program is taught at our school campus located at 1225 West 190th Street, Suite 375 Gardena, California 90248.
Clinical practice will take place at approved clinical sites that are in partnership with Clement Career College.