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Practical Nursing

Program Objective:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Provide nursing care that incorporates knowledge of expected growth development and prevention and/or early detection of health problems
• Demonstrate core competencies related to delivery of nursing care to clients across the life span
• Assist with promotion and support of emotional, mental and social well-being of the clients
• Contribute to the enhancement of the health care delivery setting
• Obtain licensure as a practical nurse

Program Description:

The Practical Nursing (PN) program prepares students to use specialized knowledge, skills, and essential competencies to meet the health needs of clients in a variety of healthcare delivery systems under the direction of a qualified health professional. The program will provide theoretical instruction of the vocational role and function through classroom theory and clinical exposure.

Features

LENGTH 52 Weeks
CLOCK HOURS 1350 Hours
LANGUAGES English, Haitian creole, Spanish
CLASS SIZE 25 students
DEGREE TYPE DIPLOMA

CAREER OUTLOOK 

Job Outlook

Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses (LPNs and LVNs) is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, the overall need for healthcare services is expected to increase. LPNs and LVNs will be needed in residential care facilities and in home health environments to care for older patients. A number of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity, have become more prevalent in recent years. LPNs and LVNs will be needed to assist and care for patients with these and other conditions. In addition, many procedures that once could be done only in hospitals are now being done outside of hospitals; creating demand in other settings, such as outpatient care centers.

Potential Careers

Graduates are qualified to seek employment at:
• Nursing and residential care facilities
• Hospitals
• Offices of physicians

Average Salary

$ 47,480 per year
$ 22.83 per hour

Program Outline

Course Number Course Title Clock Hours
PN 101 Vocational Adjustment 24
PN 102 Human Growth & Development 24
PN 103 Body Structure and Functions 96
PN 104 Principal of Nutrition 24
PN 105 Fundamental of Nursing 256
PN300 Pharmacology 72
PN 200 Medical-surgical Nursing 346
PN 500 Maternal-Newborn Nursing 128
PN 501 Pediatric Nursing 128
PN 400 Geriatric Nursing 174
PN 600 Mental Health Concepts 78

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2020 – 2021 ACADEMIC CALENDARS

Note: Changes to the Academic Calendar may occur. The current Academic Calendar can be obtained from the Administration Office of the School.

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