Certificate - Vocational Nursing

Riverside City College
1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

Certificate - Vocational Nursing

The School of Nursing is a vital component of Riverside City College (RCC) and embraces the mission, values, and traditions of both the RCC District and the College. The School of Nursing prepares quality nursing healthcare providers using a student- centered approach through teaching excellence in an environment conducive to learning. The Vocational Nursing (VN) program prepares individuals to provide general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician or dentist, including the collaboration with other professionals and consumers in the delivery of holistic healthcare.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

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Program content

  • BIO-45 (formerly AMY-10)*
  • NVN-55A
  • NVN-55B
  • PSY-9
  • NNA-80
  • NVN-52
  • NVN-60
  • NVN-61
  • NVN-62
  • NVN-63
  • NVN-70
  • NVN-71

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tuition fees: $435 per unit for international students.


Upon completion of the Licensed Vocational Nursing Program, the graduate will:

  • Provide quality, safe, patient-centered basic nursing care using evidence-based practices, as a competent, entry-level vocational nurse, under the direct supervision of a licensed physician or registered nurse.
  • Function as a competent entry-level, vocational nurse accepting accountability and responsibility for the ethical and legal principles defined in the vocational nursing code of ethics and practice act.
  • Function as a leader, assimilating leadership principles in a variety of health care settings for diverse patient populations as a competent, entry-level vocational nurse.
  • Exemplify caring through behaviors that support relationship-centered care and demonstrate respect and sensitivity to others as a competent, entry-level vocational nurse.
  • Assimilate collaborative relationships through communication with the interprofessional health care team for the purpose of providing and improving patient outcomes as a competent, entry-level vocational nurse.
  • Assimilate critical thinking principles using clinical reasoning to make sound clinical judgments necessary for providing safe patient care and contributing to quality improvement as a competent, entry-level vocational nurse.
  • Integrate nursing informatics and technology to effectively communicate, enhance knowledge, manage and analyze data, prevent errors, and support decision-making as a competent, entry-level vocational nurse.

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Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

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Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

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