Spectacular nurses start here: Exceptional education for entry-level nursing at ACC
You truly care. Otherwise, you wouldn't be reading this and you definitely wouldn't be interested in nursing. Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), also called licensed practical nurses, are the entry-level care providers in the nursing profession. LVNs provide care for people of all ages, working alongside registered nurses, physician's assistants, or physicians. Normal duties might include assessing vital signs, administering medication, evaluating patients' needs, or implementing plans of care. ACC offers a nationally accredited certificate in Vocational Nursing. Students receive comprehensive instruction as well as a variety of clinical and laboratory experiences. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensure exam to become a Licensed Vocational Nurse.
What skills can I gain?
Students receive comprehensive classroom education as well as hands-on clinical and laboratory experience. Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, disease control and prevention, care of the adult, maternal/neonatal nursing, medical terminology are all topics covered by the curriculum. Students learn to make sound decisions based on information gathered from many sources and to perform calmly in stressful situations.
How long will it take to get a degree or certificate?
Most students require at least two years of study to graduate from the program, including the time it takes to complete prerequisite course requirements.
NOTE: Students may be required to attend classes or clinical shifts during the evening and or on weekends.
Where can I work with this education?
Licensed Vocational Nurses work in various types of clinics, nursing homes, physicians' offices, rehabilitation hospitals, and schools.
Accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, http://www.acenursing.org/) and the Texas Board of Nursing (333 Guadalupe St., Suite 3-460, Austin, TX, (512) 305-7400; www.bon.state.tx.us)