The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to provide the technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed in the nursing field.
The curriculum includes classroom study an supervised clinical practice in hospitals, nursing homes, and allied health facilities. The students study basic nursing skills such as body structure and function, conditions of illness, nutrition, and medications. The clinical experience provides supervised nursing care of medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric patients.
The Practical Nurse works under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. The practical nursing student must complete the prescribed course of study and clinical experience and then pass the National Certification Exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.
- Completion of Anatomy & Physiology (A&P)
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Complete TCAT-M application
- Provide a regular high school diploma or GED transcript (must submit with application)
- Provide letters of reference
- Physical exam with proof of TB test and required immunization
- Pass COMPASS Test
- Attend informational session about the program
Students are subject to drug screening and criminal background checks based upon clinical affiliation agreements.
Diploma 1296 hours
- Vocational Relations
- Nursing Principles and Skills
- Pharmacology Math
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical/Surgical Nursing
- Maternal/Child Nursing
- Pediatric Nursing
- Mental Health Nursing
- Geriatric Nursing
- Common Emergencies
- Advanced Vocational Relations
- Related Clinicals
Practical Nursing - 1296 hours
Cost of training includes textbooks, supplies, personal items, liability insurance, ADAA membership fees, and tuition. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. COMPASS Schedule