Napa Valley College
2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway
Napa, California 94558
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The Associate Degree Program in Nursing (ADN) is a four semester program approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN). It is designed to prepare qualified individuals to practice nursing in entry-level positions. Upon completion of the program, the student is awarded an Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) in Nursing and is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Opportunities are provided for advanced placement, transfer and challenge exam credit.
LPN Program Details
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) 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. LVNs who work in home healthcare may prepare meals and teach family members simple nursing tasks.