Practical Nursing Certificate
Practical Nursing Certificate Program Outcomes
- NCLEX results for first time test takers will be at the national mean.
- Students enrolled in NRP 101 will graduate in five (5) semesters at a 70% completion rate.
- Within one year of graduation, 75% of graduates seeking employment as licensed practical nurses are employed.
- One year after graduation, 75% of graduates responding will evaluate themselves as adequately prepared for an entry level nursing position.
- Employers responding to the employer survey will report satisfactory graduate performance as evidenced by a score of 2 or less on the survey Likert scale.
Practical Nursing Certificate Student Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the Practical Nursing Certificate, graduates will:
- Utilize a caring therapeutic relationship to demonstrate sensitivity to human needs.
- Incorporate knowledge of cultural diversity and spirituality across the life span in the plan of nursing care.
- Contribute to the nursing process by integrating critical thinking techniques when responding to nursing situations within the scope of LPN practice.
- Provide a supportive and protective nursing environment at the direction of the RN of other appropriate healthcare professional.
- Apply principles of teaching/learning in the promotion, restoration and maintenance of health.
- Use personal, empirical, ethical and aesthetic patterns of knowing to promote health in clients and families, communities and societies.
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in the management and delegation of patient care in selected health care settings.
- Communicate effectively with clients, families and health team members through written, verbal and electronic modes.
- Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for personal and professional self-awareness and growth.
- Incorporate knowledge of legal, political, historical and economical influences in the implementation of patient care.
- Assume an entry-level LPN position in a health care setting.