PN - Practical Nursing
Description of the program:
The program lasts 12 months and prepares students to provide nursing care to patients/clients in hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare agencies, and other areas in the healthcare setting.
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will understand the scope of practice for Practical Nursing including, but not limited to, communication skills, patient care, assisting the healthcare team in patient management, social and nutritional aspects to nursing, as well emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Graduates are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing.
This program is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing.
Students will learn an understanding of personal and professional ethics, effective communication with members of the health care team, patients and patient’s families as well as medical procedures and skills performed by practical nurses.
The topic covered include areas such as care of the elderly, care of patients with psychological disorders, care of patients who have surgery, care of patients in all stages of human development, assist patients with psychological and social growth, assist with rehabilitation, nutrition as part of healing, knowledge and understanding of disease and its process, signs and symptoms of illness and well-being and educating the patient and their family.
The program focuses on caring for the patients emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.