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Health Occupations & Nursing

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Thank you for your interest in the health occupations program at Mission!

  • The Mission College campus is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The Vocational Nursing program application period for the 2021-2022 Cohort is closed.
  • The Nursing Assistant program application period for the Spring 2021 semester is closed.
Deadlines

Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program:

  • The Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 (cohort) application period is closed.

The 2021-2022 cohort application for the LVN-RN Program will be available online in February 2021 contingent on COVID-19 restrictions and completion of the current (2020-2021) cohort.

  • Information Session on December 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm via Zoom, to join click here.

Vocational Nurse (VN) Program:

The 2021-2022 cohort** application dates for the VN Program were September 25, 2020 through October 23, 2020.

**If you are a Mission College and/or West Valley College student and need to request a transcript from the colleges click here.

**Program availability is contingent on COVID-19 restrictions and completion of the current (2020-2021) cohort.

  • Information Session on October 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom, to join click here.

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program:

The Spring 2021 semester cohort** application dates for the NA Program were October 1, 2020 through October 31, 2020.

**Program availability is contingent on COVID-19 restrictions and completion of the current (Fall 2020 semester) cohort.

PLEASE NOTE: A mandatory Orientation Session for those whom are accepted into the program (regular and alternates) is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom; to join the session please refer back to your acceptance letter (email) for the link.

  • Information Session on September 10, 2020 at 10:00 am via Zoom, to join click here.
  • Information Session on September 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm via Zoom, to join click here.

  • To view the PowerPoint from the Information Session presented on September 10, 2020 click here.

Psychiatric Technician Careers:

  • Mission College will be suspending admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program for Spring/Fall 2020 admission. The program will be going through curriculum revisions and updates in 2020. We want to provide the most comprehensive curriculum we can provide to our students. The website and program status will be updated periodically. Please reach out to a counselor for other career options.

Health Occupations at Mission College

Mission College offers several areas of study resulting in certificates and degrees in the field of Health Occupations. These include:

  • Nursing Assistant (NA)
  • Home Health Aide (HHA)
  • Community Health Worker
  • Psychiatric Technician (PT) (admission suspended)
  • Vocational Nurse (VN)
  • Registered Nursing (LVN-RN)

Each program is unique with its own required prerequisites, course work, labs, and clinical studies.

No recency requirement for Science courses. Science courses are NOT required to be within five years. Beginning Spring 2015 entry into the PT and VN program will require a CNA certificate.

For more information please attend an Informational Session. Dates for Informational Sessions are located on the each program information sheet (i.e., Program and Dates (Info. Sheet).

Schedule an appointment in counseling to review your academic record for program eligibility or speak with a Counselor regarding a nursing career.


Courses

All Health Occupations Courses:

Courses to consider for next term

Schedule an appointment in counseling to review your academic record for program eligibility or speak with a Counselor regarding a nursing career.

About Our Nursing Programs

Eligibility

Prospective Vocational Nursing Program Students:

As of 11/16/15 the Health Occupations Department will no longer be considering the TEAS Score during the admissions process to the Psychiatric Technician (PT) and Vocational Nurse (VN) Program.

The use of the TEAS score will remain for the Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program. ATI TEAS (aka, TEAS-VI (6)) score will be used during the admission process.

For more information please attend an Informational Session. Dates for Informational Sessions are located on the each program information sheet.

Military Personnel

Policy Guidelines for Military Personnel Nursing Admission

Individuals who have held Military Health Care Occupations, specifically: Basic Medical Technician Corpsman (Navy HM or Air Force BMTCP), Army Health Care Specialist (68W Army Medic) or Air Force Independent Duty Medical Technician (IMDT 4N0X1C) may choose between two acceptance options at Mission College Health Occupations Programs.

Nursing Assistant (NA)

Nursing Assisant (NA)

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program & Dates (Info. Sheet)

HO Certificates Nurse Assistant Level I

Information Session(s):
  • September 10, 2020 at 10:00 am via Zoom, to join click here.
  • September 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm via Zoom, to join click here.

  • To view the PowerPoint presentation for the Information Session click here.

 Nursing Assistant (NA) Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 application period is closed.

Important Dates (see Orientation Session)

Orientation Session

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program Text Books

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program Absenteeism Policy


 Nursing Assistant (NA) Spring 2021

The Spring 2021 application period is closed.

PLEASE NOTE: A mandatory Orientation Session for those whom are accepted into the program (regular and alternates) is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm via Zoom; to join the session please refer back to your acceptance letter (email) for the link.

Please check the website for more information on a weekly, monthly basis.

Important Dates

Theory Schedule (on-campus)

Clinical Schedule (on-campus)

Clinical Schedule (off-campus)

Application Packet

Information Session - PowerPoint

Orientation Session (not available)

Medical Packet

Live Scan Form (Background/Fingerprinting)

Emergency Contact Information Form

Skills Kit Order Form

Additional Patch Order Form

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program Text Books

Nursing Assistant (NA) Program Absenteeism Policy

Home Health Aide (HHA)

Home Health Aid (HHA)

** Summer 2020 applications are being accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information contact Ann Cowels <ann.cowels@missioncollege.edu>.

Home Health Aide (Info. Sheet)

Theory & Clinical Schedule

HO Certificates
Home Health Aide Level II

Community Health Worker (CHW)

Community Health Worker (CHW)

CHW Program and Dates (not available)

Applicants for 2019/2020 (Spring, Summer and Fall 2019/2020) program:
**Mission College will be suspending admission to the Community Health Worker for 2019/2020 admission. The program will be going through curriculum revisions and updates in 2019/2020. We want to provide the most comprehensive curriculum we can provide to our students.

The website and program status will be updated periodically. Please reach out to a counselor for other career options.**

Community Health Degrees and Certificates
Associate in Science - Community Health Worker

Associate in Science - Community Health Worker, Developmentally Disabled
Certificate - Community Health Worker
Certificate - Community Health Worker, Developmentally Disabled

Psychiatric Technician (PT)

Psychiatric Technician (PT)

Applicants for Academic Year 2020 program:
**Mission College will be suspending admission to the Psychiatric Technician Program for Spring/Fall 2020 admission. The program will be going through curriculum revisions and updates in 2020. We want to provide the most comprehensive curriculum we can provide to our students. The website and program status will be updated periodically. Please reach out to a counselor for other career options.**

Vocational Nurse (VN)

Vocational Nurse (VN)

The 2021-2022 corhort application dates for the VN program are September 25, 2020 through October 23, 2020. Program availability is contingent on COVID-19 restrictions and completion of the current (2020-2021) cohort. **Application Packet is available for download, below.

Applicants for 2021-2022 Program:
(Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022)

Registered Nursing (LVN-RN)

Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program

** See Deadlines>Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program,
     top of page, for additional information.

Applicants for 2020 - 2021 Program:
The Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 (cohort) application period is closed. No wait list.

  • Registered Nursing Program and Dates (Info. Sheet)
  • See Info. Sheet (above) for Application Process and Eligibility Requirements.
    See Information Session (below) for link to join meeting on particular day, time.
  • Information Session: October 28, 2020 at 6:00 pm via Zoom, to join click here.
    Information Session: November 5, 2020 at 10:00 am via Zoom, to join click here.
    Information Session: December 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm via Zoom, to join click here.
  • Registered Nursing Program Information webpage (Under Construction)

**The Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program will no longer be considering TEAS-V (5) score during the admission process. All applicants must submit ATI TEAS (aka, TEAS-VI (6)) score.

  • Program Philosophy (not available)
  • Learning Outcomes (not available)
  • Program Courses (not available)
  • Student Information (not available)
  • Faculty Contact
  • Registered Nursing Program Orientation Packet (not available)