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Nursing Programs Mission Statement

In accordance with the mission statement of Copper Mountain College, the nursing programs serve humanity by preparing professional nurses who meet the healthcare needs of culturally diverse communities.  Committed to providing quality education through a concept driven curriculum, faculty instill the core values of integrity, respect, accountability, honesty and a caring attitude to provide evidence-based, patient-centered collaborative care.  Cultivating a student-centered learning environment through the promotion of educational excellence, the nursing programs challenge students to develop clinical reasoning and sound nursing judgment as well as facilitate educational mobility, personal growth, and a pattern of lifelong learning.

Registered Nursing Program

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

OCTOBER 1  THROUGH OCTOBER 31

The Associate Degree – Registered Nursing Program is comprised of 37 units of nursing theory and clinical experience plus approximately 35 to 38 units of science and general education courses.  Theory and clinical run concurrently with clinical experiences provided in various healthcare facilities within the community.   Both are supported by time spent in the Nursing Resource Lab (NRL).  Opportunities for skills practice utilizing simulation mannequins, specialized healthcare equipment and videos are all art of a supervised learning experience.

The RN Program is designed to prepare graduates to practice as a Beginning Nurse Generalist.  Most students admitted to the RN Program have completed all coursework (except for nursing courses) prior to admission.  The list of courses required for the RN degree are listed on the RN Program Requirements document on this page.

A new class is admitted each year in the Fall semester.  Details regarding the application process are provided in the RN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on this page.

NOTE:  The RN Program requires a criminal background check and drug screen.  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 and/or drug screen.  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 contact the RN Program Director to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.


RN Program Requirements
RN Program Instructions & FAQs ver 01-8-2018
RN Program Generic Application Effective 1-8-2018
RN Program Generic Admission Policy Effective 1-8-2018
RN Program Schedule of Estimated Expenses
Penal Code Sections List
RN Program Pass Rates
RN Program HESI Exam Information

RN Student Handbook 2017-2018

RN Program Textbook List Class of 2019
RN Program Textbook List Class of 2020

 RN Program 2018 Online Preceptorship Handbook

For more information contact the Health Sciences Office:

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

Registered Nursing Program - LVN to RN, Military Challenge


 LVN to RN APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1

MILITARY CHALLENGE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED OCTOBER 1 THROUGH OCTOBER 31

LVN to RN Advanced Placement students are eligible to apply for admission to the second semester of the Registered Nursing Program. 

Military Challenge students are eligible to apply for admission to the second half of the first semester of the Registered Nursing Program.

The RN Program is designed to prepare graduates to practice as a Beginning Nurse Generalist.  Theory and clinical run concurrently with clinical experiences provided in various healthcare facilities within the community.  Both are supported by time spent in the Nursing Resource Lab (NRL).  Opportunities for skills practice utilizing simulation mannequins, specialized healthcare equipment and videos are all part of a supervised learning experience.

The list of courses required for the RN degree are listed on the RN Program Requirements document on this page.  Details regarding the application process are provided in the RN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on this page.

NOTE:  The RN Program requires a criminal background check and drug screen.  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 and/or drug screen.  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 contact the RN Program Director to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.


RN Program Requirements
RN Program Instructions & FAQs ver. 01-8-2018
Schedule of Estimated Expenses
Penal Code Sections List
RN Program HESI Exam Information
RN Student Nurse Handbook 2017-2018
RN Program Pass Rates

LVN to RN Advanced Placement

RN Program Advanced Placement LVN to RN Admission Policy Effective 1-8-2018
RN Advanced Placement LVN to RN Application Effective 1-8-2018

Military Challenge

RN Program Military Challenge Admission Policy Effective 1-8-2018
RN Program Military Challenge Application Effective 1-8-2018

For more information contact the Health Sciences Office:

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

Vocational Nursing Program


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APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM

FEBRUARY 1st THROUGH FEBRUARY 28th

The Vocational Nursing (VN) Program prepares men and women for entry level nursing positions, working under the direction of a Registered Nurse or a licensed physician.  Vocational Nurses are employed in acute or long-term care facilities, doctor’s offices or clinics.  Vocational Nurses assist in data collection, plan implementation, nursing care, medication administration and treatment with the knowledge of therapeutic results and maintaining a safe environment for patients and their families.

The VN Program is three (3) semesters long in addition to prerequisite coursework.  A new cohort of students begins each June and finishes the following May.  The student may earn a certificate or, with additional coursework, an Associate Degree.  Upon successful completion of the Program, a certificate is awarded and the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) – Vocational Nursing.  The Program consists of a theory course and a lab course in each semester.  The VN Program requires attendance at classes five days out of every seven; some portion of these days may occur on weekends, evening or weekend hours.

Details regarding the application process are provided in the VN Program Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and VN Program Admission Policy documents on this page.

NOTE:  The VN Program requires a criminal background check and drug screen.   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 and/or drug screen.  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 contact the VN Program Coordinator to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.

Nurse Assistant Program

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Students wishing to participate in the Nurse Assistant Program must attend an Information Session prior to receiving permission to register.

The Nurse Assistant Training Program (NATP) prepares men and women to assist with the routine care and treatment of patients in healthcare facilities.  Working under the direction of the nursing and medical staff, activities of the Certified Nurse Assistant include providing personal care, maintaining safety, and assisting with activities of daily living.

Successful completion of the NATP results in eligibility to take the State exams that lead to certification as a Nurse Assistant. The course of study includes 72 hours of classroom instruction and at least 100 hours of supervised clinical practice in long-term care facilities.  Students seeking admission to the NATP are required to disclose any past criminal record.  If a history exists that has not been cleared with the Department of Public Health, the student will not be permitted to participate in the NATP.

NOTE:  The NA Program requires a criminal background check and drug screen.   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 and/or drug screen.  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 the NA Program Coordinator to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.


NA Program Requirements

Penal Code Sections List

NATP II Student Handbook 2017

For more information contact the Health Sciences Office:

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

Home Health Aide Program

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Students wishing to participate in the Home Health Aide Program must attend an Information Session prior to receiving permission to register.

Students wishing to participate in the Home Health Aide Program must be a California CNA.

The Home Health Aide (HHA) Program prepares men and women to assist with the routine care and treatments of clients in their homes. The course of study includes 27 hours of classroom instruction and 27 hours of supervised clinical experience.

The Home HHA Program expands on the content taught in the NATP.  Course content emphasizes personal care, basic communication, safety, meal planning and preparation, laundry, light housekeeping and maintaining a healthful environment.

Students wishing to participate in this Program must have a current California Nurse Assistant Certificate.

NOTE:  The HHA Program requires a criminal background check and drug screen.  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 and/or drug screen.  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 the HHA Program Coordinator to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.


HHA Program Requirements

 Penal Code Sections List

For more information contact the Health Sciences Office:

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

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Students wishing to participate in the Emergency Medical Technician Program must attend an Information Session prior to receiving permission to register

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program prepares individuals to recognize illnesses and injury symptoms and to provide legally permissible emergency treatment set forth by the standards of San Bernardino County and Inland Counties Emergency Medical Agency (ICEMA).  The curriculum consists of 72 hours of theory instruction, 64 hours of skills instruction and demonstration, and 44 hours of field and clinical experience in various High Desert agencies.  Upon successful completion of this program, the student is eligible to take the NREMT exam and apply to the local EMS Authority for the County-issued certification.

An EMT Refresher course is offered for certificate renewal. Upon completion of this course, the student is eligible to apply to the local EMS Authority for renewal. This refresher course meets all criteria of San Bernardino County and ICEMA for Emergency Medical Technician-Basic training.

NOTE:  Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code Section 1799.100, by participating in a course of instruction in emergency medical training participants have waived rights to collect civil damages against the College in the event of an injury.  The Code states: “No local agency, entity of state or local government, or other public or private organization which sponsors, authorizes, supports, finances, or supervises the training of people, excluding physicians and surgeons, registered nurses, and licensed vocational nurses, as defined in emergency medical services in training programs under this part, shall be liable for any civil damages alleged to result from such training program.”

NOTE:  The EMT Program requires a criminal background check and drug screen.   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 and/or drug screen.  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 the EMT Program Coordinator to discuss the impact on your academic and professional career.


For more information contact the Health Sciences Office:
 
Phone: (760) 366-3791 ext. 5801
Email:  Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Department
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