Practical Nursing Overview
If you like helping people, then experience the rewards of caring by entering one of the fastest growing and in-demand career fields in healthcare! The Practical Nursing program prepares the student to become a valuable member of a healthcare team, working under the supervision of a physician or a registered nurse. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
- Function in the delivery of care to clients and families.
- Communicate effectively with clients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
- Use critical thinking to safely perform requisite cognitive, psychomotor and effective nursing skills.
What You Can Learn in Practical Nursing
This program includes instruction in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical setting, with the objective to:
- Prepare a competent, beginning practitioner of practical nursing to function effectively in acute, long-term care and ambulatory settings.
- Provide a collaborative learning environment in which the student will demonstrate the ability to develop and apply principles of systematic reasoning through critical thinking.
- Guide the student in the continuing process of personal and professional growth.
Where You Can Go in Practical Nursing
Graduates who obtain state licensure typically secure employment as Practical Nurses in areas that include:
- Nursing Homes
- Physicians' Offices
- Corporate Occupational Health
- Public School Systems