Under the supervision of registered nurses and physicians, licensed practical nurses may care for infants and mothers, children and adolescents, and young, middle and older adults. Using learned technical skills, practical nurses assist clients in meeting their physical and psychosocial needs. Licensed practical nurses administer medications and perform treatments.
These programs are accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. (NLNAC) www.nlnac.org
For more information about the program, please contact Faculty Advisor, Pepper McDonald by phone at 651.846.1510, e-mail Pepper McDonald or in person, Fridays 9-10am in room 2150.
What You'll Learn
- Basic therapeutic and preventive nursing care
- Direct patient care
- Medication knowledge and pharmaceutical interaction
- Interpersonal communication
- Critical thinking
- Nursing process
What You'll Need
- Good communication skills
- Professional work ethic
- Desire to work with people of all backgrounds
- Transitional Care
- Long Term Care Facilities
- Clinics/Urgent Care
- In-home Care
- Rehabilitation Units/Centers
Licensing or certification exams are independent of graduation requirements
- Clinical training gives students the opportunity to work in actual settings with assigned patients.
- Graduates of the Practical Nursing program usually have the choice of many immediate employment opportunities.
- Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to take the National Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).