Vocational Nursing (LVN), Certificate of Achievement (C)
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
Complete each nursing theory course with a minimum grade of "C" and a "P" grade in clinical courses. Candidates for a Certificate of Achievement are required to complete at least 35% of the department requirements through SBCC.
|Department Recommendations: 1|
|AH 120||Medical Terminology||1|
|ECE 120||Child Growth and Development/Educators||3|
|or PSY 140||Child Development|
|VN/ENG 160||Reading and Literacy Strategies for Nursing 2||3|
|MATH 093||Nursing and Allied Health Math 3||1|
|BMS 100||The Human Body||4-8|
|or BMS 107|
& BMS 108
| Human Anatomy|
and Human Physiology
|VN 131||Foundation For Nursing Practice 4||5|
|VN 132||Principles of Nutrition and Care of Patient with Gastrointestinal Problems||3|
|VN 133||Foundation for Nursing Practice Lab||5.5|
|VN 134||Principles Of Administration Of Therapeutic Agents||2|
|VN 135||Understanding Pharmacology||2|
|VN 136||Genitourinary, Integumentary and Endocrine Disorders||3.5|
|VN 137||Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing Lab||4.6|
|VN 138||Nursing Process Applied to Childbearing Family||1.5|
|VN 139||Nursing Process Applied To Care Of Children||2|
|VN 140||Maternal and Child Nursing Lab||1.9|
|VN 141||Cardiovascular and Respiratory Problems||3.5|
|VN 142||Perception And Mobility Problems||4|
|VN 144||Preparation For Vocational Nursing Practice||1.5|
|VN 145||Integrated Medical-Surgical Nursing Lab||5.75|
|VN 146||Introduction to Mental Health Nursing||1|
Students who are not strong academically, have not been in the academic setting recently, have poor study skills, have a learning disability, or are ESL students would profit from enrolling in ENG 103 and a study skills course in addition to the courses listed above. Students are advised to update skills in mathematics and English by taking courses within one year of admission to the program.
A qualifying score on the TEAS reading exam will also satisfy this requirement.
A qualifying score on SBCC math placement test (placement into MATH 107 or higher) will also satisfy this requirement.
CNA 101 (Certified Nursing Assistant) is a prerequisite to VN 131 which is required in the first semester of the program. Students may substitute the Memory Care Program classes (CNA 105 and CNA 106) instead of CNA 101 as a prerequisite to VN 131. HE 201 is also a prerequisite for VN 131.
- Take and pass the licensure exam function within the scope of practice of LVN as outlined by the Californian Board of Vocational Nurses.
- Practice within professional and legal standards, ethical principles and demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural differences of patients
- Apply the nursing process by collaboratively assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care and teaching maintenance of health and prevention of disease apply principles of oral, written and verbal communication to convey relevant, accurate and complete information.
- Provide compassionate holistic nursing care by maintaining patients' psychological safety and acting as a patient advocate
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.