SCMC’s Vocational Nursing Program (LVN) is a thirteen-month long program which consist of 1698-hours of comprehensive theory and related learning/clinical experience. The program requires four (4) terms of academic work and related learning/clinical experience which meets the Basic Curriculum guidelines of the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician.
The curriculum content of the Vocational Nursing Program includes theory and related learning/clinical experience which will help develop the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing that will equipped our graduates to become safe, knowledgeable and hardworking license vocational nurses as they care for clients of all ages in the health care settings.
In order to graduate from this program and be eligible to take the state licensure examination or the NCLEX - PN, a student has to complete 1698-hour of theory and related learning/clinical experience.
NCLEX – RN/PN
NCLEX – RN/PN Review Class is designed to prepare the students to face the challenge of passing the National Council Licensure Examination to obtain the license to work as a Registered Nurse or a License Vocational Nurse. This program will enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities which are essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing. NCLEX is developed and owned by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc.
SCMC offers review classes for both NCLEX -RN/PN. The NCLEX –RN consists of 7 weeks’ worth of lecture which is held every Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. NCLEX-PN is a 6-week program with the same schedule as the NCLEX-RN. Our package includes nursing content review, test taking strategies, NCLEX-type sample questions, computer testing and individualized feedbacks. We have a room exclusive for the NCLEX reviewers where they can come in as often as they like to study, take test with NCLEX-type questions or ask guidance from our instructors. Students are encouraged to come in at least twice a week to study in our review room to avoid distractions at home.
Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) is an eight-hour class on Basic Life support being taught by a certified BLS instructor with the American Heart Association. Classes are held once a week.
BLS is the level of medical care which is used to help someone with life-threatening illnesses or injuries until the patient can be given full medical care. Basic life support techniques are aimed at the maintenance of the ABCs---airway, breathing and circulation. Your actions clear the airway so gases can pass into the lungs, inflate and deflate the lungs and provide blood to the body to improve circulation. Instruction is in English Language only.