The Victor Valley College Associate Degree Nursing program provides instruction and training to produce competent, knowledgeable, graduate nurses that provide quality nursing care to the public. This program enables students to take the NCLEX exam in order to become a licensed registered nurse.
The nursing graduate is prepared to practice nursing at any entry level in a variety of settings, including medical/surgical, psychiatric, maternal/child, perioperative, geriatric, critical care, and oncology.
The goal of nursing includes assisting the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities which contribute to attaining an optimum level of wellness. The role of the nurse is to act as manager, educator, and professional provider of care in a rapidly changing health care environment.
For students who have completed coursework or high school outside of the United States, please see our Students Residing Outside the U.S. page regarding having your diploma and / or transcripts evaluated (Step 1 only).
If you have additional questions or need clarification, please contact the VVC ADN Program Main Office - 760-245-4271, Ext. 2285.
California Senate Bill 1309 (2006) provides the basis for Nursing Assessment/Readiness testing for Nursing programs.
California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office
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STUDENT BACKGROUND CHECK & DRUG TESTING
In an effort to comply with the recommendations of the Joint commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the majority of the major healthcare facilities and agencies utilized by the College for clinical training require that each student undergo and pass a student background check & drug test prior to participating in clinical rotations. Each student, at his/her expense, is responsible for acquiring the student background check & drug test and authorizing the submission of results to the college.
No student will be permitted to participate in a clinical rotation until the results have been received, reviewed, and accepted by the designated program director. Failure to submit to and pass the required student background check & drug test will result in the student being terminated from the respective program.
Students accepted into certain programs, will be required to have a physical examination, a chest X-ray and/or PPD, lab tests, required immunizations, a criminal background check & drug test. These are required in order to comply with the program and clinical agencies' contractual requirements. Also, the following items are commonly required: a current American Heart Association CPR Certificate and liability insurance (certain limits apply). Most Health Sciences programs have a group policy available, or the students may purchase their own policy. All of the above will be completed at the student's expense. In most cases these items will be completed, with copies submitted, before the first day of the semester. Not submitting the required documentation may preclude the student's ability to continue in the program.
Details regarding these requirements may be obtained from the respective program.