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2014-2015 Catalog with Addendums 
2014-2015 Catalog with Addendums [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nurse, Certificate

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The following courses are required before an application can be submitted to the PN program. These classes are the courses required for the Certificate PN.

Characteristics of the Associate Degree Nurse graduate are evident by;



  1. Demonstrates critical thinking when working with the patient to achieve the highest level of functioning through utilization of the nursing process.
  2. Applies knowledge of the developmental stages of the lifespan while performing patient care and the nursing process.
  3. Promotes quality patient care and uses effective communication techniques in a variety of settings.
  4. Applies leadership and patient advocacy while using the nursing process for individuals of multicultural and varied settings.
  5. Utilizes the nursing process appropriately with health teaching based on individualized patient needs.
  6. Safely administers medications following the principles of pharmacology within the RN scope of practice.
  7. Integrates basic nutritional principles in the care of patients and integrates health teaching for the patient’s optimal well-being.
  8. Utilizes ethical/legal principles in professional conduct and demonstrates accountability for actions taken within the registered nurse role.       
  9. Maintains a safe environment for patient, self and other members of the health care team.       
  10. Applies the multidimensional concepts of health and well-being in planning, implementing and evaluating care for the individuals from various cultures in a variety of settings.







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