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Vocational Nursing

The Chaffey College Vocational Nursing program has been accredited by the BVNPT since 1955 and serves our communities by preparing students for rewarding careers through hands-on classes, labs, simulation, and clinical experiences at health care facilities. Supportive faculty with expertise in all clinical areas work closely with students to assist them in achieving their career goals. Licensed vocational nurses provide compassionate care to patients in many areas including acute and long-term care facilities, doctors' offices, and urgent care centers. As the U.S. population ages, demand for vocational nurses continues to increase. According to California EDD Labor Market Data for 2020, Licensed Vocational Nurses can expect to earn between $52,000 and $70,000 annually. 

Information Sessions

  • VN Information Session PowerPoint - Coming Soon!

    Reminders:

    Dates Time Location
    August 30, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm Register Here
    October 4, 2021 10:00am – 11:30am    Register Here
    December 6, 2021 5:00pm – 6:30pm Register Here

    • Arrive on time. Zoom meetings will close 10 minutes after starting time
    • Times and dates are subject to change 
    • You do not have to be enrolled at Chaffey College to attend
    • Transcript-specific questions cannot be answered at the information sessions. Individual questions, such as equivalency of courses, units, etc. can be answered best in an individual appointment with one of our counselors.
    • Questions about the VN Program information session can be directed to vn.staff@chaffey.edu 

Admission to the VN Program

  1. BIOL 424 or equivalent – Human Anatomy/Physiology or BIOL 20 Human Anatomy AND BIOL 22 Human Physiology or equivalents must be completed or in progress with a minimum grade of C. Biology course(s) may not be over five years at the time of application to the VN Program.
  2. Current California certified nursing assistant (attach a photocopy of the CNA State certification to your application), or equivalent with minimum grades of C or P. OR NURADN 6 or higher.
  3. Must have high school transcript, GED, or equivalent on file in Chaffey College’s Admissions & Records Department.
  4. American Heart Association BLS/CPR certification for healthcare providers, must be current (must be renewed annually).
  • The evaluation period will begin on September 7th, 2021 – October 22nd, 2021. Please read the VN Program application instructions or meet with a Chaffey College Counselor for more information.
  • Students applying during the October application period must have all prerequisite courses completed.
  • Students applying during the March application period may have “in progress” coursework at the time of application.
  • All documents, must be received no later than the last business day of the current application period.
  • Student applicants will be chosen through a random selection process. For more information, please attend an Information Session.
  • Students who take foundational courses fare better in nursing courses once accepted into either program. Some courses include: Medical Terminology, English Composition, Interpersonal Communication, Gerontology coursework. For more information on courses, please make an appointment with a Chaffey College Counselor.

Application Process & Forms

Tuesday, September 7th through Friday, October 22nd at 4:00pm 

VN Evaluation Request Form 

VN Application Form - This form will be LIVE 9/13/21 at 12:05 am through 10/29/21 at 11:59 pm only.

  • Due to limited staffing, we cannot provide status inquiries during the application period. Applicants will be notified of their application status via email by November 12th, 2021.  If you do not receive any information about your application status by that date you may contact the VN program at vn.staff@chaffey.edu.

Explore Your Programs Degree/Certificate Options

Must be admitted into the VN program before taking these courses.

Vocational Nursing A.S. Degree Program Map

Vocational Nursing Certificate Program Map

 

Vocational Nursing Advanced Placement

Contact Shelley Eckvahl, the VN program coordinator for evaluation of nursing course work. Transfer students must meet all prerequisites for the VN program.

 

Resources

  • VN Powerpoint
  • Health examination form
  • Student handbook

Contact

Health Sciences Department
VN.Staff@chaffey.edu

Jayne Clark-Frize, RN, MSN, PHN
Professor, VN Program
(909) 652-8218
Jayne.Clark@chaffey.edu
Michael Escobosa, RN
Professor, VN Program
(909) 652-8221
Michael.Escobosa@chaffey.edu
Shelley Eckvahl, RN, MSN
Director, Coordinator VN Program
(909) 652-7680
Shelley.Eckvahl@chaffey.edu
Jordan Hung, RN, MSN, PHN
Assistant Director, Instructor, VN Program
(909) 652-8220
Jordan.Hung@chaffey.edu
Candice Piper, RN
Instructor, VN program
(909) 652-8219
Candice.Piper@chaffey.edu
Naveen Khan, MSN Ed, RN
VN Skills Lab Coordinator
909-652-6783
Naveen.khan@chaffey.edu

 

Clinical Facilities

  • Rancho Mesa 
    9333 La Mesa Drive
    Alta Loma, CA 91710
    909-987-2501
  • Route 66 Post Acute 
    638 E. Colorado
    Glendora, CA 91740
    626-963-6091
  • Brookside Healthcare 
    1875 Barton Road
    Redlands, CA 92373
    909-793-1382
  • Arrowhead Regional Medical Center 
    440 N. Pepper Ave
    Colton, CA 92324
    909-580-1200
  • San Antonio Post Acute 
    867 East 11th Street
    Upland, CA 91786
    909-985-1981
  • Inland Christian Home 
    1950 South Mountain
    Ontario, CA 91762
    909-983-0084
  • Kindred Hospital 
    550 N. Monterey
    Ontario, CA 91764
    909-399-1372
  • Mount San Antonio Gardens 
    900 East Harrison
    Pomona, CA 91767
    909-624-5061
  • Totally Kids Rehabilitation 
    1720 Mountain View Avenue
    Loma Linda, CA 92354
    909-799-6915
  • Inland Valley Center 
    250 West Artesia
    Pomona, CA 91766
    909-623-7100