Apr 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Practical Nursing Certificate

Award: Certificate

Degree Code: LPNC

Number of Credits: 35

Program Description

The certificate is designed to give the student who has successfully completed the first two semesters of the nursing program and the summer Practical Nursing option an opportunity to enter the profession of nursing at the Licensed Practical Nursing level. Successful completion of the summer Practical Nursing option prepares the student for the National Council Licensure Examination - Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN). The certificate program has specific objectives that correlate with the College’s educational goals. These specific objectives are described in the Nursing Student’s Manual. Information on program admission, selection policies and procedures, and eligibility criteria is located under Admissions & Enrollment .

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Provide safe and competent nursing care at the LPN level, while promoting human dignity, integrity, and self-determination.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with clients, families, health care team members and peers while promoting human dignity and patient advocacy.
  • Demonstrate the application of critical thinking and nursing concepts in the clinical decision making process, as they practice as a practical nurse within the conceptual framework of practical nursing practice.
  • Embrace the fundamental core values of nursing identified by NLN: caring; diversity; ethics; excellence; holism; integrity; and patient-centeredness.
  • Take the NCLEX-PN.