The Nursing and Health Sciences Department includes programs preparing students for careers in allied health, emergency services, and nursing. For more information about the offerings within each area, select the Degrees and Programs link for the specific program.
The PUC nursing program uses a two-step approach to educating students for a career in nursing. The education begins with the AS degree, which prepares students for RN licensure, and then continues on to complete the course requirements for the BSN degree. PUC also offers an LVN to RN program (AS degree) at Travis Air Force Base and in Napa, and offers the RN to BSN program on both the Angwin campus and in Napa. The AS degree is offered in a traditional two-year nursing program format. The LVN to RN and BSN programs are offered in a non-traditional core week format, designed for working healthcare professionals.
Centered in the Napa Valley, students have access to leading health care hospitals in the area, with clinical experiences at facilities located in Napa, Solano, Sonoma, and Lake counties. The curriculum, always responsive to current health needs, is based on scientific principles, current concepts of nursing, and progressive trends in nursing education.
The AS degree nursing program is approved by the California State Board of Registered Nursing, and both the AS and BSN degree nursing programs at PUC are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly the NLNAC).
The emergency services program educates individuals who are pursuing careers in emergency services and emergency services management. The program offers an A.S. degree in emergency services that includes preparing students for the position of emergency medical technician (EMT) as well as for other positions in related public safety fields. The B.S. degree in emergency services continues hands-on training with advanced classes necessary for long and successful professions in emergency services settings. Training includes vocational certifications in CPR, incident command, emergency vehicle operations, and emergency medical technician; courses cover areas such as resource management, public safety system design, disaster response, and public health.
The A.S. in Health Sciences is a general studies degree with an emphasis on the life and social sciences. This degree is appropriate for students with an interest in the field of health sciences. Advising and curriculum is offered for students who wish to select a pre-professional program in conjunction with the A.S. in Health Sciences.
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