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Feather River College
570 Golden Eagle Ave.
Quincy, CA. 95971


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Vocational Nursing Instruction

The health care field is expected to be one of the largest fields of employment in future years. The Vocational Nursing Program at Feather River College allows students to study nursing in an academic setting and provides opportunities to take other classes outside their major area. In addition, students benefit from college support services, including child care, financial aid, tutoring and the utilization of the Learning Resource Center and the Library.

The nursing program averages 20 hours per week, year round for two years. The program consists of 577 theory hours and 954 clinical hours in various health care settings. The program accepts twenty students at the FRC Quincy site and twenty students at the satellite program at Mayers Memorial Hospital in Fall River Mills, CA.

The Licensed Vocational Nursing program offers students two options:

1. Associate of Science Degree in Vocational Nursing
2. Certificate of Achievement in Vocational Nursing

Either option prepares the student to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical/Vocational Nurses (NCLEX_PN) and upon passing the student applies for licensure with the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).

Both options prepare you to take the California State Board of Vocational Nursing License Examination (NCLEX-PN). Students in this program are prepared to work in hospitals, clinics and home health care. The LVN program is the second step in the nursing career path, the next step being the Registered Nurse (RN). For more information contact Judith Mahan at (530) 283-0202 ext 235 or e-mail at