QUESTION: HOW LONG IS THE CLASS?
ANSWER: This is a self-paced, individualized online course. This provides the student flexibility for completing the course. The student is allowed to complete the program as fast, or as slow, as he or she wishes. There are 14 Lessons needed to be completed. Upon completion of all lessons, the student is eligible for graduation. Students may apply for LOA (Leave of Absence) if the student anticipates a period of >60 days of inactivity in their academic progress.
Our program covers the required subject matters:
•.Knowledge of commonly used drugs and their action;
•.Computation of dosages;
•.Preparation of medications;
•.Principles of administration.
QUESTION: WHAT IS THE COST? ANY ADDITIONAL FEES?
ANSWER: Full tuition is $400. This includes everything required to complete the course. Additional fees only apply to special situations: Late tuition Fee ($50), Additional Copies of Certificate or Official Transcript ($25/request), Optional “Express Processing” of graduation application ($25).
QUESTIONS: ARE THERE ANY BOOKS I NEED TO PURCHASE?
ANSWER: The required reading material is included with your tuition. This material is available for download and printing via our “Virtual Library.” There are no required additional textbooks you need to purchase. Students have found it helpful to purchase nursing drug books, as some questions on the exam require you to look up information about drug dosages, etc; However, drug information can also be readily available through online websites, etc -- therefore it is NOT a requirement.
QUESTION: CAN I RECEIVE COLLEGE CREDIT FOR THIS CLASS? IS THIS CLASS TRANSFERABLE?
ANSWER: We do not provide college credit, however, previous students have successfully received college credit, or credit for nursing schools, by completing this program. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain approval from the college or nursing school. We will be happy to provide any assistance providing the college/nursing school with our course curriculum, syllabus, etc, to aide the student with getting their petition approved.
QUESTION: CAN I RECEIVE CREDIT FOR CALIFORNIA BOARD OF VOCATIONAL NURSING AND PSYCHIATRIC TECHS (BVNPT)?
ANSWER: Each application to the BVNPT for (Method 3: Qualification Based on Equivalent Education/Experience - Section 2516(B)) is unique. Although we base our education to cover the suggested material (Knowledge of commonly used drugs and their action; Computation of dosages; Preparation of medications; Principles of administration), we recommend you receive approval from the BVNPT, directly. Please contact the BVNPT directly to ensure that this course provides appropriate credit for your individual application. (Note: BVNPT accredits LVN Nursing programs only; not independent nursing education/theory programs)
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric TechniciansSuite 2052535 Capitol Oaks DriveSacramento, CA 95833
QUESTION: IS THERE FINANCIAL AIDE AVAILABLE?
ANSWER: Unfortunately, we do not provide financial aide. Some students are able to obtain tuition reimbursement through their employers. We are happy to provide detailed receipts of tuition payments, so that students can be reimbursed.
QUESTION: IF I NEED HELP WITH THE MATERIAL, WHO CAN I CONTACT?
ANSWER: The instructor is available, via email, to answer any questions. If addition explanation is needed, students are able to schedule telephone conferences with the instruction – for one-on-one interaction.
ANSWER: Our instructors have had several years of teaching college level students in the basic sciences, healthcare and medical related fields.
Our instructors hold masters or doctorate degree. They must also be a licensed Registered Nurse with graduate education (Masters or PhD) or a clinical physician (MD/DO).
PLEASE NOTE: (CALIFORNIA STUDENTS ONLY)
The CALIFORNIA STATE BVNPT is currently changing their policy for pharmacology requirements. We are always updating our curriculum to stay current with the BVNPT.
To ensure that this course will provide credit for your individual application to the BVNPT, please contact them prior to enrolling.
Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
Phone: (916) 263-7800