Vocational Nursing

Program Learning Outcomes

1.  Students will communicate patient health status with members of the health care team.

2.  Students will conduct a three minute focused assessment using the nursing process.
 
3.  Students will identify appropriate holistic nursing care related to a disease process.
 
4.  Students will exhibit safety and medication skills that promote a safe patient environment.
 
5.  Students will prioritize interventions when caring for assigned patients.

Advisory Committee Members

Anna Hinojosa, RN, MSN - Chief Nurse Executive, Knapp Medical Center  
Janete Sheiner, PhD, MSN, RN, GNP, CCRN-K - Executive VP & Chief Nursing Officer, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Kathy Dassler, MS, RN - Chief Nursing Officer, Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Kennetha Foster, MSN, RN - Chief Nursing Officer, South Texas Health System - McAllen Medical Center
Macario Villarreal - Director of Nursing, Retama Manor
Martha Saldivar, BSN, RN, MHA - Chief  Nurse Executive, Starr County Memorial Hospital 
Romeo Valladares - Administrator, Presidente Home Care

Vocational Nursing - Fall Admission

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Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
VNSG 1420
Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
or Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II
4-8
VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health & Illness I 5
VNSG 1304 Foundations of Nursing 3
VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1160 Clinical I - A 1
VNSG 1161 Clinical I - B 1
VNSG 1327 Essentials of Medication Administration 3
HPRS 1106 Essentials of Medical Terminology 1
 Credit Hours21-25
Spring
VNSG 1509 Nursing in Health and Illness II 5
VNSG 1162 Clinical II - A 1
VNSG 2331 Advanced Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1230 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing 2
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics 2
VNSG 1261 Clinical II - B 2
 Credit Hours15
Summer
VNSG 2510 Nursing in Health and Illness III 1 5
VNSG 1105 NCLEX-PN Review 1 1
VNSG 1362 Clinical III 1 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours45-49

Vocational Nursing - Spring Admission

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Plan of Study Grid
SpringCredit Hours
VNSG 1420
Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
or Anatomy and Physiology I and Anatomy and Physiology II
4-8
VNSG 1500 Nursing in Health & Illness I 5
VNSG 1304 Foundations of Nursing 3
VNSG 1323 Basic Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1160 Clinical I - A 1
VNSG 1161 Clinical I - B 1
VNSG 1327 Essentials of Medication Administration 3
HPRS 1106 Essentials of Medical Terminology 1
 Credit Hours21-25
Summer
VNSG 1509 Nursing in Health and Illness II 1 5
VNSG 1230 Maternal-Neonatal Nursing 2
VNSG 1261 Clinical II - B 1 2
 Credit Hours9
Fall
VNSG 2510 Nursing in Health and Illness III 5
VNSG 2331 Advanced Nursing Skills 3
VNSG 1234 Pediatrics 2
VNSG 1105 NCLEX-PN Review 1
VNSG 1162 Clinical II - A 1
VNSG 1362 Clinical III 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours45-49