Vocational Nursing

Vocational Nursing



The Program is three (3) semesters long in addition to prerequisite coursework. A new cohort of students begins each June and finishes the following May. Upon successful completion of the Program, a certificate in Vocational Nursing is awarded and the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Vocational Nursing in California.

 The Program consists of a theory course and a lab course in each semester.  Both courses (theory and lab) must be successfully completed each semester before the student may progress to the next semester.  A failing grade for any reason (e.g. performance, grades, safety etc.) results in the failure of both theory and lab.

The Vocational Nursing Program requires attendance at classes five days out of every seven.  Some portion of these days may occur on weekends, evening and/or weekend hours.

There are four (4) required prerequisite courses in addition to the Vocational Nursing courses which must be completed to satisfy the Program requirements.  Refer to the Application Instructions and FAQs and Vocational Nursing Program Prerequisite Courses documents posted on the Vocational Nursing page of the Copper Mountain College website.

 If the student wishes to pursue an Associate Degree in Vocational Nursing, additional coursework is required by the College and the student should meet with a counselor to develop and education plan.  Additional information is available in the Copper Mountain College catalog and may be accessed from the homepage of the College website.

NOTE:  The VN Program requires a criminal background check.   Students should be aware that the results of the background check may have an impact on academic program eligibility or clinical/community site placement.  Students may be denied access to the program on the basis of the results of the background check.  The College is required to comply with licensing requirements and with policies of our partner agencies.  If you have a felony or a misdemeanor in your background, please see your program chair to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.

Pre-Admission Information

VN Program Application

VN Program Admission Policy Effective February 1, 2017

VN Program Frequently Asked Questions

VN Program Prerequisite Information

VN Program Estimated Expenses

Penal Code Sections List

VN Program Pass Rates

Gainful Employment Information

Post Admission Information

Hepatitis B Q&A Sheet

VN Student Handbook 2016-2017

VN Class of 2017 Textbook List

For more information contact:

Phone: (760) 366-3791 ext. 5801
Email: Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Department