College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, California 95501
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LPN Program Details
The Licensed Vocational Nursing program is a 3-semester program preparing the individual to work as an LVN under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Licensed Vocational Nurses work in acute and convalescent hospitals, physicians' offices, clinics, and other health care facilities.
The LVN program provides the students with learning opportunities to develop interpersonal and technical skills. The LVN functions as a member of the health care team providing basic nursing care, administering medications, reporting and documenting patients' signs and symptoms, and carrying out therapeutic and rehabilitative measures. The LVN program is offered at both the Eureka and Del Norte campuses.
Upon completion, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed as a Vocational Nurse. An additional one semester of college work provides the student with the opportunity to earn the Associate in Arts Degree. Admission is determined by a selection process.