Allied Health & Nursing at Feather River College
The application window for the Vocational Nursing Program is open from January 1 – March 31, 2024.
The Allied Health Department at FRC has a variety of classes and programs leading to employment in the health care field, as well as further advancement in nursing and the emergency medical field. Check out the video below to learn more about why students choose this rewarding program!
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Explore Allied Health & Nursing Paths to Success
Do you have an interest in healthcare? Do you enjoy learning about the science of health and disease? Do you care about people and their quality of life? Do you want a flexible job where you can make a difference while earning a great salary?
Nurses are healthcare professionals that have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations. Nurses provide care for the whole person, often during their most challenging, painful, wonderful, and/or fearful times in their lives. From giving medications, to performing rapid interventions in emergency situations, to offering a gentle hand or listening ear, nurses make a difference.
Demand for nurses is expected to grow at faster rate than any other occupation, and nursing shortages are projected to continue into the next decade. If you are interested in a well-paying, dynamic, and impactful career, then nursing is for you!
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) are employed in a wide variety of settings, such as:
- Acute care hospitals
- Skilled nursing facilities
- Rehabilitation hospitals
- Doctors’ offices and clinics
- Public health departments
- Home health care
- Jail/correctional facilities
- Schools and educational institution
- and so many more...
As a hands-on care provider, LVNs make a difference in their patients’ wellbeing and health in every setting.
Those that are interested in continuing up the nursing career ladder can progress by enrolling in a bridge program, also known as LVN-to-RN step up program. Typically, this involves 12-18 months of additional coursework and clinical instruction before obtaining licensure as an RN.
Nurses that are interested in obtaining leadership roles in their field can continue on to obtain Master’s degrees in Nursing Education, Acute Care or Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Nurse Anesthetist, and Clinical Nurse Specialist. Those that are interested in nursing research or advanced practice can obtain their PhD or Doctorate of Nursing Practice, respectively.
Wherever you are on the Nursing Pathway, you will find interesting, diverse, and incredible opportunities while making a difference in peoples’ lives.
Through Allied Health at FRC, students will achieve the ability to:
- Articulate knowledge of health care concepts, including professional ethics, HIPAA compliance, medical terminology, client care, pharmacology (as dictated by Ca. state Law) and pathophysiology
- Demonstrate ability to manage electronic health records and databases,client charting, and health care reporting processes
- Model collaboration skills while working with clients and their families and all health care professionals
- Exhibit clinical knowledge, professionalism and skills suitable to gaining employment in the healthcare industry
- Possess knowledge and life skills necessary to provide safe, effective and efficient care, which enables the student to adapt to living and working in a multicultural environment and provide health maintenance and promotion in a global context
- Utilize critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and evidence-based strategies in effectively communicating and collaborating with others to promote and maintain optimal health in the chosen area of practice
- Pursue life-long learning to enrich personal and professional development; enjoy the benefits of inquiry and self-discovery, and embrace change in the fast-paced world of technological advances and health innovations.
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