Unitek College - Fremont
4670 Auto Mall Parkway
Fremont, California 94538
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ADN Program Details
The first stage (VN) portion is a certificate program. When students pass the NCLEX-PN exam, they receive an LVN license from California. The second stage (LVN to RN) is an Associate Degree program. When students pass the NCLEX-RN exam, they receive an RN license from California. Both the programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, as well as the California Board of Vocational Nursing and California Board of Registered Nursing respectively.
BSN Program Details
There is no real doubt that nursing is facing a shortage of monumental proportions. For those who are entering the nursing fields, they are typically looking at the best way to become a nurse in the shortest amount of time. Long waiting lists are keeping students at bay, making smaller degrees a more viable option for those students who want to get into the workforce sooner. For many, that means an online RN course or a class taken at a hospital or community college.
This permits the RN to be at work in a very short time span. It's after you attain that RN or ADN and begin your employment, that the limitations become apparent. For a nurse who has higher aspirations and goals, this is the time when going back to school becomes a serious consideration.
For many nurses who are already in the work force, the attainment of their BSN wasn't something they had considered. Time constraints, other responsibilities and sometimes lack of funds for them to quit work and study full time were all roadblocks to getting the more advanced degree.
Fortunately, the internet offers you some unique options previously unavailable to nurses in these roadblock situations. When asked to choose between offline- traditional university studies and online courses, most working nurses are opting for the online courses of study in order to achieve the higher degree. You don't have to sacrifice work and family time for a higher education.
LPN Program Details
Licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) as they are called in Texas and California, care for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians (doctors) and registered nurses.
Most LVNs provide basic bedside care. They take vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration. They also treat bedsores, prepare and give injections and enemas, apply dressings, give alcohol rubs and massages, apply ice packs and hot water bottles, and monitor catheters. LVNs observe patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. They collect samples for testing, perform routine laboratory tests, feed patients, and record food and fluid intake and output. They help patients with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, keep them comfortable, and care for their emotional needs. In States where the law allows, they may administer prescribed medicines or start intravenous fluids. Some LVNs help deliver, care for, and feed infants. Experienced LVNs may supervise nursing assistants and aides.
LVNs in long term care facilities provide routine bedside care, help evaluate residents' needs, develop care plans, and supervise the care provided by nursing aides. In doctors' offices and clinics, they also may make appointments, keep records, and perform other clerical duties.