The Part Time Vocational Nursing Program is 60 weeks in length, with 600 hours theory and 1,000 hours clinical. There are three modules in the program:
  • Module One includes orientation; a review of basic nursing care (CNA), nutrition principles; psychology concepts; gerontology overview; pharmacology with medical math, oral and parenteral medications experience; pre-and postoperative care; the cardiovascular system; the respiratory system; the endocrine system; eye and ear disorders;and the gastrointestinal system will be reviewed with theory and clinical experience.
  • Module Two includes Maternity and Pediatrics. The reproductive system; prenatal care; labor and delivery; postpartum care; neonatal care; growth and development; perspectives of pediatric nursing; acute and chronic pediatric care; and health promotion will be covered.
  • Module Three emphasizes advanced medical/surgical concepts. Oncology nursing; genitourinary nursing;gynecological nursing; neurological nursing; orthopedic nursing; rehabilitation nursing; home health nursing, hematological nursing lymphatic and immune system nursing; emergency nursing; and leadership and supervision in nursing will be reviewed with theory and clinical experience.
Students need to be prepared for travel to clinical sites as far away as 60 miles from Yuba City. Every effort will be made to use clinical sites close to Yuba City.
Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to take the State Board Exam for Vocational Nursing.

Class Schedule

Program Times  Days    Start   End  Fee 
8:30 am - 1:15 pm*   
6:00 am - 5:00 pm*
Times and days 
may vary
Jul 8, 2019 Dec 2020 $14,250.  

* Subject to change without notice


Program Requirements

  • Current CNA certification or proof of current enrollment.
  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate (Must furnish official transcripts. Students who attended schools in other countries will need to get their transcripts evaluated by an international evaluating service.)
  • TEAS test results
  • Anatomy & Physiology and Medical Terminology courses, with grade of “C” or better
  • Negative TB or chest x-ray
  • Physical examination
  • Hepatitis B vaccination Series - Must be current or titer
  • Proof of MMR - Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccination
  • Proof of Tdap - Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis vaccination
  • Proof of Influenza shot
  • Varicella Vaccine or titer
  • Health Care Provider CPR or Professional Rescuer CPR class, Basic First Aid class
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Social Security Card
  • Completed application
  • All prerequisites must be completed or in progress by application deadline.
  • Negative drug screen if accepted into program


  • Payment is due according to payment schedule.
  • Payment is accepted by cashiers check, cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, money order or partnering agency voucher. No personal checks are accepted.
  • A class must have a minimum of 20 students, or there is a risk of cancellation.

Other Info

  • Application window: March 18, 2018 - April 26, 2019
  • Application packet will be available online during application window
  • For additional questions, call (530) 822-5120