Nursing Student

The Practical Nursing Certificate provides a one-year curriculum for students who desire to be a member of a nursing or health care team and gives care to patients of all ages under the direction of registered nurses and/or licensed physicians and dentists. After successfully completing the required 50 credits of the Practical Nursing program, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Grades of C or better in all required courses are necessary to progress to the next term. Completion of this level qualifies students to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Notes: This certificate is only open to student who have applies and been accepted into the associate of applied science in nursing program.


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  1. Use a holistic approach in applying the nursing process at the practical nurse level when providing care for individuals and families across the lifespan.
  2. Use established guidelines to reinforce teaching of health promotion concepts across lifespan to groups in selected community settings.
  3. Communicate effectively with individual patients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
  4. Organize and prioritize components of care at the practical nurse level for two to four patients.
  5. Make decisions regarding patient care based on professional values while complying with identified legal/ethical standards (scope of practice regulations established by boards of nursing and Code of Practice guidelines established by the American Nurses Association).