The Vocational Nursing program provides students with nursing skills for direct patient care. Graduates should be able to function as part of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in selected healthcare settings with individuals, families and communities across the life span. Vocational Nurses are entry-level nurses who care for sick, injured, or convalescing patients, under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.
The goal of the program is to develop the nursing student with the educational foundation to pass the NCLEX-PN exam, foster upward mobility and establish a career path in nursing. The student will be able to demonstrate the knowledge in promoting wellness, providing safe, empathetic care, and provide the nursing care to the community in a culturally sensitive manner.