Practical Nursing (LPN)
This program is designed to provide students with classroom theory and clinical experience in nursing skills. The program includes the principles of nursing care, guided learning experience in community facilities, and beginning skills necessary to become a licensed practical nurse. The practical nurse program will provide theoretical instruction of the vocational role and function and personal, family and community health concepts, clinical experiences in fundamentals, body structure and function, human growth and development, nutrition, clinical experiences in medical, surgical, and oncology nursing, pharmacology and medication administration, obstetrics, pediatrics, and geriatric nursing; and biological, psychological, social support and current issues in nursing are all components of the program. Practical nursing focuses on the performance of selected acts in the care of the ill, injured, or infirmed under the direction of a registered professional nurse. Upon completion of this program graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse, which will allow them to gain employability in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, ambulatory care settings, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, private duty opportunities, and other appropriate medical areas.