The Practical Nursing Program is designed to prepare the student to become an effective nurse clinician capable of sound clinical judgment in a variety of healthcare settings and in the community. The curriculum enables students to acquire principles and knowledge from natural and behavioral sciences and blends this coursework with the science of nursing. The integration of the theory and clinical practice is designed to assist the student in the development of critical thinking and 22 problem-solving skills according to the practical nursing scope of practice. The program is designed to prepare the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) for practical nursing.
Upon completion of the Practical Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:
To receive a Diploma in Practical Nursing, students must complete 1365 contact hours. This diploma program can be completed in 12 months for full time students.