Practical Nursing (PN) Program consists of:
- 1355 clock hours (560 lecture, 120 lab, and 675 clinical)
- 68 weeks of academic instruction (approximately 16 months)
The purpose of this program is to prepare the student for employment as a practical nurse by providing the theoretical knowledge and clinical competence to obtain licensure and the standard of professionalism necessary for the successful practice of nursing. The college awards a certificate upon the successful completion of this Clock-Hour program. Practical Nursing is an intensive, full time program, which requires 1355 clock hours.
To prepare nurses who can:
- Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with members of the health care team, patients and the community;
- Applies the clinical competencies to function as a licensed practical Nurse;
- Uses the nursing process to safely meet the health needs of the individual;
- Incorporates the use of scientific principles in providing health care and promoting wellness;
- Performs as an ethical, accountable and responsible member of the health care team’
- Demonstrates behaviors and attitudes which contribute to successful employment;
- Participates in organizations which contribute to improvement of self, community in nursing
- Comprehends the necessity of participating in continuing education;
- Recognizes the dimension of cultural factors which influence nursing practice.