Practical Nursing Certificate

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The certificate program admits students twice a year: April 15 (application deadline) for an August start, and Oct. 15 (application deadline) for a January start. Classroom instruction is coordinated with clinical experience in the nursing care of patients at the local hospital and nursing homes. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. The PN program is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and traditionally has a 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-PN. The PN program also is ranked second in Arkansas by www.practicalnursing.org.

 

Courses and Requirements January Program Academic Plan

August Program Academic Plan

 

Learning Outcomes
  • Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will provide competent nursing care in a variety of settings including the following aspects;
    • Coordinated care
    • Safety and infection control
    • Health promotion and maintenance
    • Basic Care and comfort
    • Pharmacologic therapies
    • Reduction of risk potential
    • Physiologic adaptation
  • Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will exhibit caring behaviors including:
    • Psychosocial integrity
  • Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program will exhibit professional behaviors including:
    • Coordinated care

 

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Practical Nursing Certificate