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Nursing Certificate of Completion

Registered Nursing
Licensed Vocational Nursing

ROP Certificates

Home Health Aide
Nurse Assistant - Convalescent
Nurse Assistant - Acute Care
Basic Clinical Medical Assisting
Advanced Clinical Medical Assisting

Contact:

(408) 848-4883

jmarkus@gavilan.edu

The Gavilan College Nursing Career Ladder

The sequence of courses for students interested in careers in Allied Health is shown below. The sequence is designed to offer maximum flexibility in achieving educational goals, while providing for entry into the next level of the program (i.e., “Career Ladder”).

PREREQUISITES (as needed)

AH 180 Fundamentals of Nursing Convalescent 8 units
AH 32 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (BCLS) 1 unit
MATH 400* Elements of Arithmetic 3 units
MATH 205* Elementary Algebra 5 units
ENGL 420* Reading Improvement 3 units
ENGL 440* Basic Writing 4 units
ENGL 250* Practical Writing 3 units
ENGL 260* Preparation for College Reading 3 units
BIO 10 Principles of Biology (if needed) 4 units

* May be satisfied by Gavilan College Placement Assessment. Two year recen cy required.

L.V.N. LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

AH 3* Person in the Life Cycle 3 units
AH 11* Nutrition 3 units
BIO 15* Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 5 units
PSYC 1A* Introduction to Psychology 3 units
AH 61 Medical-Surgical Nursing 11 units
AH 62 Medical-Surgical Nursing 11 units
AH 63 Medical-Surgical/Maternal-Neonatal Nursing 11 units
AH 64 Medical-Surgical/Pediatric Nursing. 11 units

* Prerequisites for admission to L.V.N. program.

Students must meet recency requirements.

Additional courses must be taken to meet general educati on requirements for A.S. degree.

R.N. LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

L.V.N. Licensure Requirements as listed above, and:

AH 16**         Intravenous Therapy / Blood Withdrawal   2 units
Choose one:
      BIO 7**        Human Anatomy (4 units)
      BIO 15**      Survey of Anatomy and Physiology (5 units)

                                                      4-5 units
BIO   8**       General Microbiology.                   5 units
BIO   9**       Human Physiology                        5 units
ENGL1 A**       Composition                             3 units
CHEM 30A        Elementary Chemistry (recommended).     4 units
CMUN  1A        Introduction to Public Speaking         3 units
SOC  1A         Introduction to Sociology               3 units
AH  43          Interactive and Mental Health Nursing   10 units
AH  44          Compensatory  Nursing Care              10 units

** Prerequisite for admission to R.N. Associate degree program.

Stud ents must meet recency requirements.

LVN License required to progress in the RN program.

Additional courses must be taken to meet gene ral education requirements for an A.S. degree.

Please consult a counselor ( 408-848-4723.)

Nurse Assistant - Convalescent ROP Certificate

Completion of this course will qualify students to apply for certificatio n by taking the written and performance Nurse Assistant Competency Exam. Student s receiving the certificate will have job entry skills for Nurse Assistant in th e Convalescent Facility.

AH180       Fundamentals of Nursing Convalescent        8   units

ROP         Certificate Requirement:                    8   UNITS

Home Health Aide ROP Certificate

Open to certified nursing as sistants only, or must be concurrently enrolled in AH 180.

Completion of these courses will qualify students for state certification as a Home Health Aide. St udents receiving the certificate will have job entry skills for Home Health Aide .

AH 180  Fundamentals of Nursing - Convalescent           8   units
AH 182  Home Health Aide                                 2   units

ROP Certificate Requirements:                            10  UNITS

Nurse Assistant - Acute Care * ROP Certificate

Completion of this c ourse will qualify students for a Certificate of Completion as a Nursing Assis tant in the Acute Care Facility and Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certifica tion. This course is open to students who have completed AH 180 or equivalent. Students receiving the certificate will have job entry skills for Nurse Assistan t in the Acute Care Setting.

AH 181          Fundamentals of Nursing - Acute          8   units

ROP             Certificate Requirements:                8   UNITS

* Not all majors/certificates may be offered during this catalog cycle. Please contact a counselor for current information - (408) 848-4723.

Nursing A.S. Degree and Certificate of Completion Licensed Vocational Nursing

Program Learning Outcomes: After completing this degree or certificate a student will:

  • take and pass the licensure exam.
  • function within the scope of practice of the licensed vocational nurse as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • practice within professional and legal standards, ethical principles and demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural differences of clients.
  • apply principles of oral, written and verbal communication to convey rele vant, accurate and complete information.
  • demonstrate an ability to practice safely.
  • apply the nursing process by assessing, planning, implementing and evalua ting nursing care, and teaching the maintenance of health and prevention of dise ase.

Completion of the courses listed will qualify students for the Certificate of Completion in Vocational Nursing. To qualify for licensing by th e Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technician Examiners a student must have a minimum of 576 lecture hours of instruction and 954 clinical hours of ins truction.

Students completing the Vocational Nursing program and passing the National Council Licensure Examination will have job entry skills for Licensed V ocational Nursing.

Students planning to enter the LVN Program must be U.S. hig h school graduates or equivalent (GED or official transcript evaluation) and com plete the Allied Health clinical courses.After completing the general education requirements, students will qualify for the Associate of Science Degree.

	
Prerequisites:

AH 180      Fundamentals Nursing - Convalescent (8 units) 
                    or
            be a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
                                                          0-8 units
AH   32     Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)                 1 unit
MATH 205 *  Elementary Algebra                                5 units
ENGL 1A     Composition                                       3 units
ENGL 260 *  Preparation for College Reading                   3 units
ENGL 250 *  Practical Writing                                 3 units
AH 3        The Person in the Life Cycle                      3 units
AH 11       Nutrition                                         3 units
BIO 15      Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology            5 units
PSYCH 1A    Introduction to Psychology                    3 units


    * May be satisfied by Placement Test score. (Two year recency required.)
	Required Clinical Courses:

AH 61       Medical-Surgical Nursing                         11  units
AH 62       Medical-Surgical Nursing                         11  units
AH 63       Medical-Surgical/Maternal-Neonatal               11  units
AH 64       Medical-Surgical/Pediatric Nursing               11  units

Nursing A.S. Degree and Certificate of Completion Registered Nursing

Program Learni ng Outcomes: After completing this degree or certificate a student will:

  • take and pass the licensure exam.
  • function within the scope of practice of the registered nurse as outlined by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • practice within professional and legal standards, ethical principles and demonstrate sensitivity to the cultural differences of clients.
  • apply principles of oral, written and verbal communication to convey rele vant, accurate and complete information.
  • demonstrate an ability to practice safely.
  • apply the nursing process by assessing, planning, implementing and evalua ting nursing care and teaching the maintenance of health and prevention of disea se.

At the present time, the Registered Nursing program is open to licensed vocational nurses or those who have successfully completed a vocational nursing program and are exam eligible. After completing the Registered Nursing program a nd passing the National Council Licensure Examination, students will have job en try skills for registered nursing.

The Associate’s degree in Registered Nursing requires completion of the Allied Health clinical courses listed plus ge neral education requirements. Students are then qualified for a Certificate of C ompletion in Registered Nursing and an Associate of Science degree.


Prerequisites:   LVN Licensure 

Requirements                                                units vary

AH 16               Intravenous Therapy / Blood Withdrawal  2 units

Choose one:
    BIO 7*  Human Anatomy (4 units)
    BIO 15* Survey of Anatomy and Physiology (5 units)
                                                            4-5 units
BIO   8*            General Microbiology.                   5 units
BIO   9*            Human Physiology                        5 units
CHEM 30A            Elementary Chemistry (recommended).     4 units
ENGL  1A            Composition                             3 units

Required Clinical Courses:
    AH  43          Interactive and Mental Health Nursing   10 units
    AH  44          Compensatory  Nursing Care              10 units

Additional Licensure/GE Requirements:
    CMUN  1A        Introduction to Public Speaking         3 units
    ENGL 260        Preparation for College Reading         3 units
    SOC  1A         Introduction to Sociology               3 units
    Arts, Literature and Foreign Language                   3 units
    Social, Political and Economic Institutions             3 units
    Lifelong Understanding & Self-Development (PE Activity) 1 unit

Total Units for A.S. degree/Licensure               minimum of 60 UNITS

* Prerequisite for admission to R.N. program.

Nursing, Registered Nursing Certificate of Completion 30-Unit Option

Completion of the courses listed will qualify the student for a Certificat e of Completion in Registered Nursing. This option is available to Licensed Voca tional nurses only. Please consult a counselor (408-848-4723.)

BIO 9*      Human Physiology                       5 units
BIO 8*      Microbiology                           5 units
AH 43       Interactive and Mental Health Nursing  10 units
AH 44       Compensatory Nursing                   10 units

Certificate Requirements                           30 UNITS

* Prerequisite for admission to R.N. program. Student must be certified in IV therapy and blood withdrawal.

Registered Nursing - Courses for Transfer Transfer Prep. Pre-Major

Students interested in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are encouraged to consult the catalog from the college they plan to attend. Generally accepted courses offered at Gavilan are listed here. Courses may have prerequisites. Please consult course description.

AH 3        The Person in the Life Cycle        3   units
AH 11       Nutrition                           3   units
BIO 7       Human Anatomy                       3   units
BIO 8       Microbiology                        5   units
BIO 9       Human Physiology                    5   units
CHEM 30A    Elementary Chemistry                4   units
CHEM 30B    Elementary Organic & Biochemistry   4   units
CMUN 1A     Introduction to Public Speaking     3   units
ENGL 1A     Composition                         3   units
ENGL 1B     Composition & Literature            3   units
PSYC 1A     Introduction to Psychology          3   units
SOC 1A      Introduction to Sociology           3   units

Total Units:                                    43  units

Last modified: October 5, 2006
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