Certificate in Practical Nursing
The following is a description of current program requirements. Students who enrolled previously should consult the catalog for the year in which they began the program, and/or their advisor.
Three semesters (one-year) program.
The practical nursing curriculum is designed to prepare beginning practitioners with the knowledge and skill to care for patients of all age groups and to qualify as contributing members of the health care team. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).
Practical nursing is an academically rigorous program. The Practical Nursing Program is open to men and women who provide evidence of interest, motivation and aptitude in the area of health care. Students shall be selected on the basis of established criteria and without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation or disability. Students with disabilities, who meet the admission requirements, pass the physical/mental exam and submit the physical form signed by the physician stating that they are able to perform as practical nurses in the clinical setting are eligible for admission. It is the responsibility of the student to meet the physical/mental requirements for state licensure.
Opportunities for the Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N). include employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, day-care centers, Civil Service, primary care offices, rehabilitation facilities, industry, the military, home health, and private duty nursing.
Gainful Employment Information
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