This program familiarizes students with theory and hands-on clinical skills necessary for entry-level positions as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. The goal of the program is to provide graduates with the knowledge and skill requisite to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination – PN. The knowledge and skills will enable graduates to qualify for work in various medical practice settings including inpatient, outpatient, hospice, home health and various hospital settings.
Successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Integrate foundations of nursing care at age appropriate levels for all patients.
Utilize learned nursing skills as an entry-level vocational nurse within the scope of the Vocational Nursing Practice Act.
Make sound judgements when incorporating legal and ethical principles in all direct and indirect patient care.
Address emotional, socio-economic, and cultural issues for all patients.
Utilize the nursing process as the guide for contributing to data collection, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care within the vocational nurses’ scope of practice.
Pursue continuing education, be active in professional groups and organizations.