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VN Curriculum

Program Objectives

Upon graduation the vocational nursing student will be eligible for application for licensure as an L.V.N. and be able to:

  1. Provide safe, proficient and compassionate nursing care as a beginning practitioner applying selected principles and utilizing the nursing process and therapeutic communication skills.
  2. Exhibit responsibility in the practice of vocational nursing by adherence to ethical, moral and legal obligations as stated in the Vocational Nursing Practice Act.
  3. Acknowledge accountability for recognizing own limitations and refusing to perform tasks for which the graduate is not prepared.
  4. Function as an effective member of the health team under the direction of the registered nurse or physician.
  5. Assume responsibility for professional growth and recognize the need for continuing education.
  6. Interact with other health team members as a patient advocate.


To View the curriculum requirements, click on the link below. Once you are in the "Degree and Certificate" website, click on the "N" link and then you can view the required curriculum for an Associate of Science degree in Vocational Nursing or for a Certificate in Vocational Nursing. Vocational Nursing Curriculum

Current Vocational Nursing Curriculum at SBCC

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