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Certificate Programs: CT.NVN - Vocational Nursing
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The Hartnell College Vocational Nursing (VN) Program is designed to prepare qualified individuals to practice vocational nursing. Licensed Vocational Nurses perform essential nursing services under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. They have work opportunities in correctional facilities, doctor's offices, long-term care hospitals, public or private hospitals, clinics, or for private individuals. The college grants a certificate in vocational nursing after successful completion of the program. The student is then eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN examination for California licensure and, with a passing score, will become a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).

Because the Vocational Nursing program is impacted, completion of program prerequisites does not guarantee admission into the Hartnell College Vocational Nursing Program. Please contact the Department of Nursing or a Hartnell College Counselor (for Nursing) for more information. (Nursing Program, 831-770-6146; Counseling, 831-

To support AB2086, that requires colleges to make available the passage rates of any programs that require a California licensing examination. The link below is from the California Department of Consumer Affairs showing the most recent NCLEX Passage rates for all Nursing Programs in the State of California. The Colleges are listed in alphabetical order. Please scroll down the list to find Hartnell College's most recent passage rate.

The California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (Board) protects the consumer from unprofessional and unsafe licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) and psychiatric technicians (PTs). Public protection is the highest priority of the Board in exercising its licensing, regulatory and disciplinary functions. California Department of Consumer Affairs - Vocational Nursing

SOC Code: 29-2061.00 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

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Credential Level:01-Undergraduate Certificate
Minimum # Units needed for completion:40 units
Maximum # Units needed for completion:60 units
Average # Semesters required for completion: * 3 semesters (15 months)
Approved for Federal Assistance: ** Yes

* Most students are part time and take an average of 6 units per semester. Additionally, many students need to complete basic skills courses prior to taking college level courses. Consequently, the program completion time will vary relative to the number of units enrolled in per semester and basic skills courses needed.
** Hartnell College offers a variety of financial aid programs that are funded by the federal and state government and private sources to help you get through college. These include grants, work-study opportunities, scholarships, and loan programs. Since there are so many ways to finance your education, Hartnell's Financial Aid Office can provide key information to help you access the kind of assistance to meet your unique needs. To get started go http://old-www.hartnell.edu/financial_aid/FASFA.html
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Gainful Employment Details for
Graduates from:

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

Books & Supplies:$3,000.00
Activities Fee:$10.00
In State Tuition & Fees:$46.00 (per unit)
Out of State Tuition & Fees:$179.00 (per unit)
Total In-State
Program Costs:
$4,850.00 - $5,770.00
Total Out-of-State
Program Costs:
$10,170.00 - $13,750.00

Total # Graduates:16
# completing in Normal Time:16
    # currently Employed:N/A
# completing with Debt:0
    # with Federal Debt:0
    # with Private Debt:0
    # with Institutional Debt:0
Median Cumulative Debt:$0.00

All students who completed between July 1, 2012 and June 30,2013 are included in this calculation.
Information gathered through graduation rates submitted through MIS data.