VN Dismissal Policies

Dismissal may occur for the following reasons:

  • The student in a Vocational Nurse program accumulates more than 24 hours (3 days or 2 days depending if the rotation is on a 12-hour schedule) of clinical absences in a term or fails to remediate clinical absences prior to the start of the next term.
  • The student in a Vocational Nurse program accumulates greater than 24 hours (4 sessions in a full-time program and 6 sessions in a part-time program) of theory absence in a single term or fails to remediate theory absences prior to the start of the next term.
  • The student in a Vocational Nurse program is absent from a mandatory facility orientation period, and an alternate facility and orientation cannot be arranged.
  • The student does not remediate a failed course in 3 attempts within 21 days or before the start of the next term, whichever is shorter. The student must take one attempt per week or the attempt is forfeited.
  • The student in a Vocational Nurse program fails to remediate a course after three attempts in Term I or fails four courses in Terms II through IV.
  • The student in a Vocational Nurse program commits an unsafe nursing practice in the clinical facility.
  • The student in a Vocational Nurse program does not pass the exit examination with a minimum score of 90% predicted probability of passing the NCLEX-PN on the first attempt (in accordance with the scoring rubric of the examination).
  • The student in a Vocational Nurse program does not remediate a failed term or program exit exam after 3 attempts or before the start of the next term.
  • The student in a Vocational Nurse program does not complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours of community service by the end of the program.
  • The student fails to complete enrollment in the Orange County Medical Reserve Corps before the end of the second term of his/her academic program.