VOCATIONAL NURSING PROGRAM (VN) PROGRAM (1584 CLOCK Hours)

Program Objectives

The program aims to:

  • Implement a holistic approach to identify and meet the physical and psychological needs of an individual with diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Apply the knowledge of anatomy and physiology to identify the physical and psychological needs of an individual in all age group.
  • Utilize the communication skills effectively to the clients, families, personnel, visitors applying verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Demonstrate appropriate teaching methods techniques and approaches in educating the clients, families, and visitors as well.
  • Apply the nursing skills for the promotion and restoration of health and prevention of illness of individual regardless of age and ethnicity.
  • Utilize community resources for the promotion and restoration of health and prevention of illness.
  • Demonstrate the role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team in assisting the client geared towards optimum health.
  • Demonstrate the role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team in assisting the client geared towards optimum health.
  • Integrate bio-psychosocial principles in caring the individuals, families, visitors with dignity and respect and as a worthy individual.
  • Analyzing therapeutic agents in developing a therapeutic nurse client relationship.
  • Identify the factors that affect the response of the client in the social and cultural environment on health and /or illness.
  • Assumes responsibility and accountability or professional ethical and regulatory laws/standards for individual performance and system effectiveness for safe nursing competencies.
  • Build a foundation for leadership basic managerial skills in the implementation of nursing care, within the legal framework of the vocational nurse.

Schedule / Number of VN Students

The duration of the full-time program is 51 weeks and the part-time program is 75 weeks. The fulltime program is only offered once a year.
The part-time program is offered twice a year, in January and in July. The maximum number of students per class is 35 students plus 3 alternate as per approval of the BVNPT.

Program Description

The program is designed to prepare the student for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and to promote successful entry as a Vocational Nurse in various health care settings.

VN FULL-TIME HOURS DISTRIBUTION

Course Code Course Name Theory Hours Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits Weeks
Course CodePR101 Course NameAnatomy and Physiology Theory Hours38 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits3.0 Weeks8*
Course CodePR102 Course NamePsychology Theory Hours38 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits3.0 Weeks8*
Course CodePR103 Course NameNutrition Theory Hours38 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits3.0 Weeks8*
Course CodePR104 Course NameGrowth and Development Theory Hours38 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits3.0 Weeks8*
Course CodeVN101 Course NameFundamentals of Nursing Theory Hours64 Skills Hours52 Clinical Hours48 Credits7.0 Weeks8*
Course CodeVN102 Course NamePharmacology Theory Hours54 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits4.5 Weeks28**
Course CodeVN103 Course NameMedical Surgical Nursing I Theory Hours64 Skills Hours100 Clinical Hours128 Credits11.0 Weeks8
Course CodeVN104 Course NameMedical Surgical Nursing II Theory Hours64 Skills Hours100 Clinical Hours128 Credits11.0 Weeks8
Course CodeVN105 Course NameMedical Surgical Nursing III Theory Hours64 Skills Hours100 Clinical Hours128 Credits11.0 Weeks8
Course CodeVN106 Course NameMaternity Nursing Theory Hours48 Skills Hours16 Clinical Hours72 Credits6.5 Weeks4
Course CodeVN107 Course NamePediatric Nursing Theory Hours48 Skills Hours16 Clinical Hours72 Credits6.5 Weeks4
Course CodeVN108 Course NameGeriatrics Theory Hours6 Skills Hours Clinical Hours16 Credits1.5 Weeks1
Course CodeVN109 Course NameProfessionalism, Leadership and Supervision Theory Hours12 Skills Hours Clinical Hours32 Credits4.0 Weeks2
Course Code Course NameTOTAL HOURS TOTAL CREDITS TOTAL WEEKS Theory Hours576 Skills Hours384 Clinical Hours624 Credits74.5 Weeks51

* Prerequisites (PR) subjects are taken concurrently for eight (8) weeks
** Pharmacology is taught through Fundamentals of Nursing and Medical Surgical Nursing I, II, and III

VN PART-TIME HOURS DISTRIBUTION

Course Code Course Name Theory Hours Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits Weeks
Course CodePR101 Course NameAnatomy and Physiology Theory Hours38 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits3.0 Weeks12*
Course CodePR102 Course NamePsychology Theory Hours38 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits3.0 Weeks12*
Course CodePR103 Course NameNutrition Theory Hours38 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits3.0 Weeks12*
Course CodePR104 Course NameGrowth and Development Theory Hours38 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits3.0 Weeks12*
Course CodeVN101 Course NameFundamentals of Nursing Theory Hours64 Skills Hours52 Clinical Hours48 Credits7.0 Weeks12
Course CodeVN102 Course NamePharmacology Theory Hours54 Skills Hours Clinical Hours Credits4.5 Weeks12**
Course CodeVN103 Course NameMedical Surgical Nursing I Theory Hours64 Skills Hours36 Clinical Hours192 Credits11.0 Weeks12
Course CodeVN104 Course NameMedical Surgical Nursing II Theory Hours64 Skills Hours36 Clinical Hours192 Credits11.0 Weeks12
Course CodeVN105 Course NameMedical Surgical Nursing III Theory Hours64 Skills Hours36 Clinical Hours192 Credits11.0 Weeks12
Course CodeVN106 Course NameMaternity Nursing Theory Hours48 Skills Hours16 Clinical Hours72 Credits6.5 Weeks6
Course CodeVN107 Course NamePediatric Nursing Theory Hours48 Skills Hours16 Clinical Hours72 Credits6.5 Weeks6
Course CodeVN108 Course NameGeriatrics Theory Hours6 Skills Hours Clinical Hours16 Credits1.0 Weeks1
Course CodeVN109 Course NameProfessionalism, Leadership and Supervision Theory Hours12 Skills Hours Clinical Hours32 Credits4.0 Weeks2
Course Code Course NameTOTAL HOURS TOTAL CREDITS TOTAL WEEKS Theory Hours576 Skills Hours192 Clinical Hours816 Credits74.5 Weeks75

* Prerequisites (PR) subjects are taken concurrently for twelve (12) weeks
** Pharmacology is taken concurrently with Fundamentals of Nursing I, II, and III.

SAP Evaluation Progress

SAP is evaluated at the end of each payment period. TSHAS evaluates SAP for the Vocational Nursing Program according to the table below:

1ST ACADEMIC YEAR

Payment Period HOURS WEEKS
Payment Period1st Payment Period HOURS450 WEEKS20 1st SAP Evaluation
Payment Period2nd Payment Period HOURS450 WEEKS11 2nd SAP Evaluation
Payment PeriodTotal HOURS900 WEEKS31

2ND ACADEMIC YEAR

Payment Period HOURS WEEKS
Payment Period3rd Payment Period HOURS381 WEEKS10 3rd SAP Evaluation
Payment Period4th Payment Period HOURS303 WEEKS10 4th SAP Evaluation
Payment PeriodTotal HOURS684 WEEKS20

Students who fully meet all three standards are considered meeting SAP. Students who are not meeting SAP will be notified in writing of the results and the impact on their aid eligibility. Students who are not meeting the required GPA or required completion rate are first placed on financial aid
warning, while students who exceeded the maximum time frame are immediately ineligible to receive additional financial aid assistance. Ineligibility for financial aid does not prevent students from enrolling in classes if they are otherwise eligible to continue their enrollment.

Academic Year Definition

The VN Program at TSHAS is limited to two academic years. The 1st academic year has 900 clock hours and 31 weeks of instructional time and the 2nd academic year has 684 clock hours and 20 weeks of instructional time.

Payment Period Definition

The VN Program at TSHAS is limited to four payment periods. A student must successfully complete the clock hours and weeks of instructional time in a payment period to progress to the next payment period. Trinity School of Health and Allied Sciences payment periods are based on the completion of half of the clock hours and half of the weeks of instructional time in an academic year.



Program Registration Fee

Non-refundable

STRF Textbook Lab Tuition* Total cost
Vocational Nursing $ 100.00 $ 0.00 $ 635.76 $ 500.00 $ 23,487.19 $ 25,662.95