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«Preferred College of Nursing 7400 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 207 Van Nuys, CA 91405 Tel. No: (818) 902-3708 Fax: (818) 902-3790 Web site: ...»

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Preferred College of Nursing

7400 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 207 Van Nuys, CA 91405

Tel. No: (818) 902-3708 Fax: (818) 902-3790

Web site: www.pcn.edu

School Catalog

“We aim to participate in the process of developing self-worthiness, thus enhancing the

quality of life, by providing superior level of training in the health care field.”

Period Covered: January 04, 2016-January 04, 2017

Print Date: January 04, 2016

IMPORTANT

Any questions a student may have regarding this Student Catalog that have not been satisfactorily

answered by the institution may be directed to:

Page 1 Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) 2535 Capitol Oak Drive Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, Toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax: (916) 263-1897 Prior to signing an agreement a prospective student is encouraged to review this catalog and the School performance Fact Sheet.

A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling Toll free: (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet web site: www.bppe.ca.gov.

Be informed that Preferred College of Nursing has no pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, and had no petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding five years that resulted in reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United State Bankruptcy Code (11 u.s.c. sec. 1101 et seq.). Preferred College of Nursing is a private institution that is approved to operate by the BPPE.

This Catalog is updated annually and reflects all information of the approved curricular programs of Preferred College of Nursing provided to students and other interested persons prior to enrollment as required by Education Code 94909.

Any concern regarding this School Catalog may be directed to:

Preferred College of Nursing 7400 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 207 Van Nuys, CA 91405 Tel. No: (818) 465-2130 Fax: (818) 937-163

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Page 4 History Preferred College of Nursing (PCN) is a profit institution founded in 1996. Formerly known as Preferred Training Center with Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide as its first courses offered, PCN has now organized a variety of schedule of classes for Vocational Nursing Program, and Continuing Education Programs and Certification Courses for RN and LVN.

Mission and Objectives We aim to participate in the process of developing self-worthiness, thus enhancing the quality of life, by providing superior level of training in the health care field.

As we understand the value of education and training in a responsible and productive society, we commit to participate in the process of developing self-worthiness to students who are seeking career opportunities in the health care field.

We aim to provide students with a solid foundation necessary to climb the health care career ladder

through the implementation of our curriculum that embodies the following:

Participation – that every student will have his/her chances in participating in class activities with emphases in the importance of understanding individual opinions, questions, and the needs for communication;

Collaboration – by allowing moments of group discussion and teamwork acknowledging therefore the individual differences in beliefs, activities and needs; and Return Demonstration – by providing everyone the chance to verbalize, role play and/or problem-solve a situation.

Our Philosophy We, Preferred College of Nursing believe that health is a dynamic state which we perceive to be a continuum of wellness/illness and that health care today emphasizes wellness. This focus is an integral part of our philosophy; to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to become competent, critical thinkers, and to attain the sensitivity needed to become caring health care providers. The goal of health care education at PCN is to prepare today’s students to meet the challenges of tomorrow. This preparation must extend beyond the mastery of facts and skills. Health care provider must be able to combine competence with caring and critical thinking. They must address both the physiologic and psychological needs of patients. Professional health care practice continues to evolve and adapt to society’s changing health priorities. Nursing education must reflect these changes.

Page 5 The college believes in the following ideals:

Person – is a human being, an individual with physical and mental, emotional, social, spiritual and cultural attributes. A person can perceive, has concept of self and body image. A person is capable of developing, growing and learning inside oneself when given opportunities within a certain amount of time and space.

Society – is composed of individuals or persons, male and female, with varying needs, ages, cultures, attributes and capabilities for learning and coping. When recipients of knowledge and experiences, individuals can further themselves in functioning and productivity so as to sustain quality living.





Environment – is a physical location, where the person is a social system, has organization, power, authority, status and control. This person can make decisions within the setup regarding self-learning process and success.

Health – refers to wellness or illness. It is also the ability to function in dynamic life experiences such as learning and social activities.

Learning – is a process of role transaction which involves a certain amount of stress. It includes coping, interaction, and communication while acquiring and applying knowledge and skills that may be applicable to future endeavors. Learning can take place in a given time and within an environment conductive to acquisition of knowledge.

Education – is a process of providing, acquiring and utilizing knowledge and skills, so as to meet the needs of learner’s intellect, emotion, and social attributes with the end-result of achieving a productive and meaningful career.

Nursing – is the art science of assisting clients in the prevention of illness, maintenance of health, and promotion to recovery during differing needs of health conditions.

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An educational institution should be able to provide services comparable to the ever-changing aspects of healthcare and society. Preferred College of Nursing expects to advance further in the field of healthcare, so that quality education may be provided to the student population it serves.

Schedule of Operations The business office is open seven days a week. Courses are in session seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Class schedules vary between available part-time and full-time programs as follows

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All class sessions are being held 7400 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 207 Van Nuys, CA 91405

Academic Calendar The school observes and honors the following holidays:

Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday.

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12. Books /Journals/Periodicals

13. Skills laboratory supplies The school facilities and its equipment fully comply with the federal, state and local ordinances and regulations, including those requirements as to fire safety, building and health. Ample parking is available.


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Our Faculty The school has sufficient and qualified full-time and part-time faculty and staff equipped with appropriate education, training, and experience to support its programs and services wherever offered and by whatever means delivered.

Faculty Line-up:

1. Edwin Caniete, LVN, MBA (Part-time)……………………..Vocational Nursing (Theory/Clinical)

2. Melody Cochran, RN, MSN (Part-time) ……

3. Marilyn Rosow-Cooper, RN, BSN, MSN (Full-time)……….Vocational Nursing (Theory/Clinical)

4. Girlie Ponce-De Leon, LVN (Part-time)……………….……Vocational Nursing (Theory/Clinical)

5. Irene Ramos, BSN, RN(Part-time)……………………….......Vocational Nursing (Theory/Clinical

6. Antinina Putong, LVN (Part-time)…………………………...Vocational Nursing (Clinical)

7. Willie Marshal-Williams, LVN (Part-time) ……………….…NATP (Theory/Clinical)

8. Carlina Guray, RN (Part-time)………………………………..NATP (Theory/Clinical)

9. Nida Manuel, LVN (Part-time)……………………………….NATP (Theory/Clinical)

10. Marlon Tacandong, LVN (Part-time)…………………………NATP (Thoery/Clinical) Academic & Administrative Support Staff : Roxana Mayorga

Job Descriptions:

President / School Director

1. Organizes, operates and administers the total school program in accordance with the institutions’’ and states policies and guidelines.

2. Designs, implements, and evaluates organization and staffing to effectively accomplish the goals and objectives of the program.

3. Recruits, employs, trains, and manages professional/technical and support staff on both professional and administrative basis.

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VP Finance & Operations

1. Assist the President in every endeavor.

2. Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the president in case of absence or incapacity of the President.

3. Resolves administrative problems and inquiries.

4. Plans, organizes and directs the school financial management program including accounting, cash management, budget control, utility billing, collections, and payroll.

5. Supervises accounts receivables and accounts payables.

6. Approves all purchase orders and requisitions for expenditures of school fund

7. Serves as a liaison with other departments in the day-to-day administration of the school.

8. Monitors annual performance evaluation of administrative and operations personnel.

VN Program Director

1. Supervises the educational program in accordance with the school’s philosophy and the rules and regulations of the governing state agencies i.e. Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Board of Registered Nursing, and Department of Health and Laboratory Services.

2. Provides direction and integrative coordination in the planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive educational program.

3. Develops and implements a structured daily activity program and planning and organizing schedules, topics and events.

4. Implements short-term and long-term range goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures.

5. Monitors and evaluates program/project effectiveness.

6. Effects changes required for improvement of teaching-learning process.

VN Program Associate Director

1. Formulates and administers nursing policies and procedures concerning the instructional programs.

2. Develops and implements plan in the organization and revision of nursing curriculum.

3. Recommends establishment or revision of polices and develops structures and standards of performance in both theory and clinical sessions.

4. Participates in the recruitment, selection, orientation and assignment of program faculty, staff and students.

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5. Schedules and conduct regular faculty meetings to formulate plans and policies.

6. Evaluate overall student performance and quality of the program.

7. Maintain working relationships with affiliated clinical facilities, community agencies and other health care institutions.

8. Submit regular reports to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians and other appropriate accreditation bodies.

VN Program Manager

1. Assists the VN Program Director in developing and implementing structured daily activity program

2. Plans and organizes events related to vocational nursing programs of the school

3. Assists in ensuring on-going theory and clinical activities of PCN Nurse Assistant Training Program Director

1. Formulates and administers nursing assistant training policies and procedures concerning the instructional programs.

2. Develops and implements plans in the organization and revision of nursing curriculum.

3. Recommends establishment or revision of policies and develops structures and standards of performance in both theory and clinical sessions.

4. Participates in the recruitment, selection, orientation and assignment of program faculty, staff and students

5. Provides direction and integrative coordination in the planning, development, and implementation of a comprehensive educational programs

6. Develops and implements a structured daily activity program and planning and organizing schedules, topics and events.

7. Implements short- and long- range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures

8. Monitors and evaluates program/project effectiveness

9. Effects changes required for improvement of teaching-learning process

10. Schedules and conduct regular faculty meetings to formulate plans and policies, evaluate overall student performance, and quality of the program

11. Maintains working relationships with affiliated clinical facilities, community agencies and with other health care institutions

12. Submits regular reports to the Department of Public Health and other appropriate accreditation bodies

13. Must follow qualification guidelines from California Department of Health Services for RN Instructors both theory and clinical (Code of Federal Regulations Title 22)

Director of Academic Affairs

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