Health Occupations


Attention Prospective Vocational Nursing Program Students:

As of 11/16/15 the Health Occupations Department will no longer be considering the TEAS-V Score during the admissions process. 

 The use of the TEAS score will remain for the LVN to RN program.

 The next application period for the  LVN-RN program opens in February 15, 2017.

For more information please attend an informational session.

Dates for informational sessions are located on the Information Sheets.

Dr. Shara Crary

Mission College offers several areas of study resulting in certificates, degrees, or licensure in the field of Health Occupations. These include Nursing Assistant (NA), Home Health Aide (HHA), Community Health Worker, Psychiatric Technician (PT), Vocational Nursing (VN), and Registered Nursing (RN) programs. Each program is unique with its own required prerequisites, course work, labs, and clinical studies.

No recency requirement for Science courses. Science courses are NOT required to be within 5 years. Beginning Spring 2015 entry into the PT and VN program will require a CNA certificate.





Shara ‘Lu’ Crary, DNP, MSN, RN
Dean of Nursing and Health Occupations
Gillmor Center, Room 235H
(408) 855-5579

Carol Brockmeier, BSN, RN
Department Chair of Health Occupations
Gillmor Center, Room 210
(408) 855-5549

Judy Berkley, MSN, APRN-FNP
Assistant Director of LVN-RN Program
Gillmor Center, Room 235G
(408) 855-5386

Karen Brown, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing Assistant Program
Gillmor Center, Room 235F
(408) 855-5303

Mark Zamzow
Administrative/Program Support
Nursing and Health Occupations
Gillmor Center, Room 235J
(408) 855-5016

Beverly Gaitan
Senior Office Coordinator
Applied Sciences
Gillmor Center, Room 235
(408) 855-5374

Health Occupations (HO): CNA HHA

The Spring 2017 application period for Nursing Assistant program is Monday, October 10, 2016 to Thursday, November 10, 2016. The application is due in-person in Gillmor Center, Room 235 by 4pm on Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Nursing Assistant Program Spring 2017 Application

Nursing Assistant Program and Dates (Info. Sheet)

Nursing Assistant Information Session - PowerPoint Spring 2017

Nursing Assistant Orientation Session - PowerPoint Fall 2016

HO Certificates
Nurse Assistant Level I
Home Health Aide Level II

HO Course Descriptions

Community Health Worker (CHW)

CHW Program and Dates

Community Health Degrees and Certificates
Associate in Science - Community Health Worker
Associate in Science - Community Health Worker For The Developmentally Disabled
Certificate of Achievement - Community Health Worker
Certificate of Achievement - Community Health Worker For The Developmentally Disabled

Health Education

HEd Course Descriptions

Psychiatric Technician (PT)

Applicants for 2016 - 2017 program:

The 2016-2017 cohort application period for PT is closed.

PT Program and Dates (Info. Sheet)

Psychiatric Technician Degrees and Certifications
Associate in Science - Psychiatric Technician
Certificate of Achievement - Psychiatric Technician

Vocational Nurse (VN)

Applicants for 2016 - 2017 program:

The 2016-2017 cohort application period for VN is closed. 

VN Program and Dates (Info. Sheet)

VN Associate of Science

Heath Occupations Student Handbook

Health Occupations Handbook (Spring 2015)


Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program

Applicants for 2017 - 2018 program:

The 2017-2018 cohort application for LVN-RN program will be available online February 1st, 2017.

Application is due March 10th, 2017.

Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program and Dates (Info. Sheet)
Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program Information (Webpage)

Registered Nursing (LVN-RN) Program Orientation Packet (Fall 2016 Cohort)

LVN-RN Course Descriptions

License Examination Pass Rates For Mission College

Psychiatric Technician: Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
LVNRN: Board of Registered Nursing (NCLEX)
Vocational Nursing: Board of Registered Nursing (NCLEX/PN)

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