Practical Nursing programs prepare students to assist in providing general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse. Instruction consists of theory and supervised practice in diverse health care facilities.
Students spend time in the classroom and in clinical experiences. Clinical labs are completed in nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Clinical practicum provides students with varied experiences; therefore, reliable transportation is a must. Students in the Practical Nursing program are required to travel to all clinical sites without exception.
Practical Nursing Program Requirements::
-Criminal background screening and drug testing is performed as part of the entry requirement and possibly throughout the program for all students entering the Practical Nursing programs.
-Professional student liability insurance
-Student Medical Form
Practical Nursing Courses include but are not limited to:Human Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Professional/Ethical Issues, Pharmacology, Geriatrics, Basic Nursing, Maternal/Child, Med-Surg Nursing, Nutrition, Mental Health, Clinical Practicum.
Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Practical Nursing program graduates qualify for positions as entry-level practical nurses in the various areas of general patient care and specializations within hospitals, physicians’ offices, nursing homes, governmental agencies, private industry, and home health care services.