B&SC Code: LPND
CIP Code: 51.3901
Through classroom theory and clinical experience in nursing skills, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) diploma prepares participants to become licensed practical nurses. LPNs are an important part of the healthcare team, working under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses. Practical Nurse graduates provide care to their patients in a variety of healthcare environments, including physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and home healthcare settings. Those who successfully complete the program are awarded a diploma and will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Graduates of this diploma plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:
- Provide safe, relationship-centered nursing care contributing to the nursing process, which has a foundation of critical thinking and evidence-based practices.
- Function as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team upholding legal and ethical principles.
- Utilize effective communication methods which manage information, prevent errors, and support decision making necessary for the provision of quality patient care and continuous quality improvement.
- Utilize leadership skills in various settings as a collaborator of care.
- Implement professional and personal behaviors that exhibit spirit of inquiry, self-determination, dignity, uniqueness of others, caring and respect resulting in effective relationship centered care.
- Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
- Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
- Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
- Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
- Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.