The next Vocational Nursing Program (Extended Format only) will begin a new class in Spring 2017 (January). This class will have 30 openings, which will be filled by the first 30 applicants who have completed the procedures listed in the application packet.
Announcement: At this time, the Health Occupations Division does not have any bridge program and does not anticipate one in the near future.
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs)
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses.
Most LVNs are generalists and will work in any area of healthcare. However, some work in a specialized setting, such as a nursing home, a doctor's office, or in home healthcare. LVNs in nursing care facilities help to evaluate residents' needs, develop care plans, and supervise the care provided by nursing aides. In doctors' offices and clinics, they may be responsible for making appointments, keeping records, and performing other clerical duties. LVNs who work in home healthcare may prepare meals and teach family members simple nursing tasks.
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Napa Valley College career technical education programs are open and available to all students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Admission requirements for Napa Valley College career technical education programs are described in the current Napa Valley College catalog. The Napa Valley College Title IX officer is Laura Ecklin (Phone: 707-256-7100, Room 1544). The Section 504 compliance officer is Rebecca Scott (Phone: 707-256-7438, Room 1735-C).
Napa Valley College does not tolerate harassment based on race, color, or national origin, including status as a non-native English speaker. The college encourages any student who believes he or she has been subjected to such harassment to report the harassment to the college’s Dean of Human Resources. In addition, college employees are obligated to report alleged, suspected or known harassment to the Dean of Human Resources. Reports may be submitted to the Dean of Human Resources, Laura Ecklin, in Room 1544. The Dean may also be reached by phone at 256-7100. Reports must be filed within one year of the date of the alleged unlawful discrimination or within one year of the date on which the complainant knew or should have known the facts underlying the allegation of unlawful discrimination. The college will conduct a prompt investigation of any reports of harassment.
The Vocational Nursing Program is accredited by the
State of California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT)
a division of the California Department of Consumer Affairs. The mailing address and contact number is:
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 205
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800
Additional information regarding accreditation, including the process to file complaints, can be found at: www.bvnpt.ca.gov
Janice Ankenmann, RN, MSN, CCRN,FNP
VN Program Coordinator