College of the Siskiyous
800 College Avenue
Weed, California 96094
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LPN Program Details
College of the Siskiyous offers a three semester Vocational Nursing program designed to prepare students for beginning practice in nursing care.
Theory content provides each student with a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of vocational nurses in providing healthcare to all age groups. After course completion and licensure, students are prepared to function completely and skillfully in a wide variety of health care settings.
The program admits a new class every 18 months. Watch our announcements page for updated information on application availability and due dates, orientation meetings, and more!
The mission of the Licensed Vocational Nursing program is to prepare qualified students to be Licensed Vocational Nurses as providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as contributing members of the nursing profession. The program will enable the graduate to apply for the licensing examination for Licensed Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
The Vocational Nursing program is based on the precept that nursing supports an individual or family in a movement toward health and that the whole person, including the psychological, social and physical aspects of the person's being, be considered in planning and implementing nursing care. The educative goal of the Vocational Nursing Program is that upon completion, the nurse will possess a broad base of nursing knowledge, an understanding of nursing principles and the nursing process as well as being able to perform skills and techniques competently. Through a planned course of study, it is expected that the students will develop a sense of ethics and integrity not only for themselves but to the patient, the health care team and to vocational nurses as a group.
Learning is the assimilation of knowledge leading to a change in behavior. In order to learn the student requires reinforcement and the opportunity to actually apply new concepts. Learners experience various learning styles and rates as well as motives and aspirations, and such learning is promoted in an atmosphere that acknowledges such uniqueness. The teaching-learning process is a mutual endeavor. The learner must actively participate and assume responsibility for learning. The teacher not only shares knowledge but actively encourages inquiry, serves as a facilitator, role model and resource person.