Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN's) 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. LVN's who work in home healthcare may prepare meals and teach family members simple nursing tasks.
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.
The LVN application period is now closed.
*Please note: Health and Safety requirements have changed and are available by clicking here. You will also find the link on the navagation bar.*
*Announcement: At this time, the Health Occupations Division does not have any bridge program and does not anticipate one in the near future.
If you are looking for a career as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), the Santa Rosa American Red Cross and the Napa Valley Adult Education School offer classes.
Gainful Employment Information
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-C
Director of Nursing
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