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The Practical Nursing program is an Associate Degree in Occupational Studies and is designed to prepare the graduate to sit for the National Council licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nursing. Upon successfully passing the NCLEX the graduate will be prepared for an entry level position as a Licensed Practical Nurse in a variety of settings such as long-term care facilities, long term acute care facilities, hospitals, physicians offices etc.
The program prepares individuals to assist in providing basic medical care while working under the direction of a registered nurse, physician or dentist. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to effectively communicate with clients, families, and members of the healthcare team. Use critical thinking skills while taking vital signs, monitoring patient’s health, providing wound care, administering medications, assisting patients with personal hygiene, doing routine lab tests, and providing status updates to RN’s and doctors.
Clinical experiences of the program will provide the student opportunities to practice physical assessments, therapeutic communication, data collection, administer drugs, with special considerations for working with children, pregnant patients, and the elderly. By the end of the program, the student will gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to confidently sit for the NCLEX-PN exam.