Nursing - LVN

The Madera Community College Nursing - LVN program is accredited by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

Goal of the Program

It is the goal of the Madera Community College Vocational Nursing Program to provide each student with the theoretical foundations of medical and nursing knowledge combined with the clinical skills that can then be applied in the clinical process of caring for clients. Vocational nursing education provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for students to administer safe and caring nursing care for clients in structured healthcare settings who are experiencing common, well defined health illness problems. 

General information about the Madera Community College LVN Program: 
This is an intense program to prepare students in become eligible to take the LVN licensing test.

The student will learn theory and the hands-on skills needed to work in the health care field.

The LVN program is a 3-semester program. The LVN program is offered every 18 months program. The next LVN program start date is Fall of 2022.


Selection Criteria

The first 30 qualified applicants from the waitlist will be selected for placement in class, as well as 3 alternates. Alternates will be expected to participate in class until clinical begins. At that time if 30 students are in the class, alternates will be dropped from the program and placed back on the waitlist.

Application: Admission applications for the vocational nursing program can be obtained from the Admissions & Records Office at the Madera Community College or Online Here.
In the packet, the student will find the required application, forms, and admission requirements. Completed packets are accepted on an ongoing basis. Application with a supportive document can be emailed to Judy Pearson, nursing counselor at Judy.pearson@maderacollege.edu or dropped in person at the nursing counselor’s office at Madera Community College.  

Curriculum Plan

To receive a Certificate of Completion in Vocational Nursing from Madera Community College and to be eligible to take the National Licensure Examination one must complete the following required courses with a grade of “C” or better in theory and “PASS” in the clinical portions.

Prerequisites:  Completed within 5 years prior to enrollment into this program

Section

Course

Theory

Clinical

Units

OT 10

Medical Terminology

 /

 /

3

FN 40 or 35

Nutrition        

54

 /

3

Bio 20 &22

Anatomy & Physiology                 

54

 /

9

Recommended advisories:

Math 103 eligibility

English 1A eligibility

Algebra

 /

 /

5

4

First Semester

 

 

LVN 100

Foundations of Nursing

90

310

11

LVN 120

Nursing Guidance I

18

 

1

LVN 140

Introduction to Pharmacology

54

 

3

Second Semester 

 

 

LVN101

Principles & Practice of Nursing I

144

342

14

LVN 121

Nursing Guidance II

18

 

1

Third Semester

 

 

LVN 102

Principles & Practice of Nursing II

144

324

14

LVN 122

Nursing Guidance III

18

 

1

Total Hours

594

976

 

 

To receive an Associate Degree in Vocational Nursing from Madera Community College, a student must complete the LVN course curriculum plus the graduation requirements listed in the Madera Community College Catalog.

Contacts:

Counselor- Judy Pearson Judy.pearson@maderacollege.edu
Administrative Assistant- Ana Garcia ana.garcia@maderacollege.edu
Board of Vocational Nurses; and Psychiatric Technicians 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205 Sacramento, CA 95833, Tel: 916 263-7800

 

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