Vocational Nurse Program (VN)
Prerequisite Start Date: October 3, 2017
Core Program Start Date: January 2, 2018
The Vocational Nurse program (LVN or LPN) utilizes the plan that nursing courses progress along the continuum of simple to complex.The organizing principle is homeostasis as it relates to the study of representative client problems by addressing the various anatomical systems and specialty areas in nursing. The program includes didactic and laboratory training as well as a clinical component that correlates with the theoretical knowledge.
As a result of preparation, students will be able to work as a Vocational Nurse in hospitals or medical clinics.
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) in other states as well as in California may also be called: Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Licensed Attendants, Nursing Technicians, Home Health Nurses, and Home Health Care Providers.
Vocational Nurse Program is a diploma program.
Prerequisite courses are offered in online and residential formats and cover general medical science courses such as: Essential Medical Bioscience (80 hours). Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts offers Prerequisite Courses that are not accredited by ABHES.
We, at Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts, consider clinical experience one of the most important parts of the medical education. Students are required to be rotated throughout our affiliated medical facilities, while attending our nursing school.
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians: www.bvnpt.ca.gov
Facts and Fun Statistics
This is a new section for many of you who expressed interest in such facts as the ones below about our nursing school and our Programs. Vocational Nursing Program is offered at our San Mateo, Concord, Modesto, and Fresno campus locations. Let us share with you some facts:
- More than 48% of our Main Campus, San Mateo campus: students come from Daly City, San Francisco, San Mateo, Hayward and South San Francisco. 29% from other Bay Area cities – Fremont, Newark, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Jose, San Leandro and Sunnyvale.
- More than 57% of our Concord Campus: students come from Antioch, Bay Point, Brentwood, Concord, Fairfield, Oakland, Pittsburg and Vallejo, California. 23% come from Alameda, Berkeley, Dublin, Livermore, Oakley, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, San Ramon, Vacaville and Walnut Creek.
- More than 47% of our Fresno Campus: students come from Fresno. More than 35% of our Modesto Campus: students come from Modesto. Of course there are many nursing students from neighboring cities to Modesto and Fresno who choose Gurnick Academy. For example, Modesto campus has students from Atwater, Ceres, Escalon, Livingston, Manteca, Merced, Oakdale, Riverbank, Sonora, Stockton, Tracy, Turlock (50.5%), and Fresno – from Clovis, Hanford, Madera, Sanger and Visalia (30.5%).
Gainful Employment Disclosure Information
Gurnick Academy is committed to providing thorough and timely vocational medical training to our students so they may obtain gainful employment. Our institution has provided program specific information regarding gainful employment in compliance with the new Gainful Employment regulations for Title IV eligible institutions, put forward by the U.S. Department of Education, in July 2011.
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