Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, California 94565
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Associate Degree Program in Nursing (or the RN Program) requires two academic years beyond completion of prerequisite courses. It is designed to prepare qualified graduates to practice nursing in entry-level positions. The focus is on learning healthcare needs of all ages in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric and psychiatric settings. In addition to classroom theory and skills practice in campus laboratory, clinical experience is provided in a variety of medical centers and health care agencies in the Bay Area.
Completion of prerequisite courses at 3.0 grade point average is required for admission to the program.
LPN Program Details
The Vocational Nursing Program requires three semesters of academic work and clinical experience which meets the Basic Curriculum guidelines set forth in Section 2533, Rules and Regulations of the Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician. These Guidelines are:
The Vocational Nursing Program shall include, but is not limited to, theory and correlated clinical experience which develops the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to care for clients of all ages in current health care settings. The curriculum content is taught in a sequence that results in student’s progressive mastery of knowledge, skills, and abilities.
The Vocational Nursing program abides by the general policies of Contra Costa Community College District and supports the educational philosophy of Los Medanos College.
Vocational Nursing is an integral and essential part of all nursing. The Vocational Nursing program is a self-contained course of nursing education which draws identifiable concepts from nursing and blends them into such an integrated whole of learning experiences to produce an effective practitioner within the defined scope of practice.
The vocational nurse is prepared to assume responsibility under the direction of a registered nurse or physician when giving nursing care in simple situations and assisting with nursing care in more complex nursing situations.