Boards Of Vocational Nursing
Licensure For Vocational Nurses In California
Vocational nurses (VN) are licensed by the state to work in California. They assist patients in various settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and private practices. VNs may also be called psychiatric technicians or vocational nurses.
If you are interested in becoming a VN in California, you must meet certain requirements set by the state’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). These requirements include passing a national licensing exam and completing an approved training program at one of California’s community colleges or universities with an accredited nursing program.
Qualifications For Vn Applicants
Before you apply for licensure as a vocational nurse, it’s important to know what type of qualifications you need. If you live in the US and meet these conditions, then you’re eligible:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident
- Have earned your high school diploma (or GED)
Board Of Vocational Nursing And Psychiatric Technicians
The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians is responsible for licensing vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians.
Vocational nursing is a nursing specialty that focuses on the prevention and treatment of health care related problems of patients in the community.
Vocational nurses provide care to people with mental illness, substance abuse problems, and other chronic health conditions.
They also work in home settings, offices, clinics and hospitals.
Boards of vocational nursing
The Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) is a licensing agency that protects the public by ensuring that only qualified individuals practice as vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians in California.
The BVNPT’s mission is to ensure a safe, competent, and ethical workforce that provides quality care for patients. To accomplish this goal, we:
- Protect the public from harm by ensuring only qualified candidates are licensed as vocational nurses or psychiatric technicians;
- Educate members of the vocational nursing and psychiatric technician professions about standards of practice;
- Provide opportunities for continuing education for licensees;
- Promote excellence in patient care through education, research, and advocacy.