Monday, December 13, 2010

Practical Nursing program

The Practical Nurse program prepares the student to take the NCLEX-PN examination required for employment as an entry-level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The Practical Nurse program includes theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing and clinical experience in both acute and long-term care situations. Theoretical instruction of the clinical application of vocational role and function and personal, family and community health concepts, nutrition, human growth and development over the lifespan, body structure and function, interpersonal relationship skills, mental health concepts, pharmacology and administration of medications, legal aspects of practice, Health Careers Core, Basic Life Support (BLS and CPR) for health-care providers, and current issues in nursing are all components of the program. Clinical experience comprises 50% of the total program. Areas of employment for Practical Nurses include hospitals, ambulatory care settings, long-term care facilities, home health agencies, private duty, and other appropriate medical areas. The PN program has provisional approval by the Florida Board of Nursing. Upon program completion, graduates are eligible to take NCLEX-PN credentialing examination.


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