Practical Nursing

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Practical Nursing Program

Objective

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared in the knowledge and skills required for the Practical Nurse. Students will be prepared to sit for the NCLEX-PN Examination, and upon passing the exam and meeting all requirements for licensure, can be usefully employed as a Practical Nurse.

 

Program Description

The program focuses on the duties and responsibilities of the Practical Nurse, including admitting and discharging of patients, administering mediations, assisting the RN, theoretical instructions and externship experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing; externship experience in both acute and long term care situations; legal aspects of practice. A Basic Life Support (BLS) course CPR from Healthcare provider, or equivalent. An HIV/AIDS 4 hour course and current issues in nursing, Basic English, mathematic, and science appropriate for the job preparatory programs will be reinforced through PIC classroom instruction and applied through laboratory notes or practices.

Disclosure - Licensing is Require for Employment.

General Admission requirements and procedures: Applicants must:

  1. Have general education diploma, or equivalent verifying proof of high school
  2. Must be an American Citizen or Legal resident.
  3. Must be 18 years old.
  4. Provide student official high school transcript or the student’s GED scores at or above the passing level set by the state agency awarding the GED, or a document from a state authority (to the situation of the school) recognizing that the student successfully completed secondary school through home schooling (as defined by state law).
  5. Hold current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association and submit a copy of certification.
  6. Have a physical examination, verifying acceptable health status, and negative PPD result or chest x-ray.
  7. Have appropriate boosters must be completed. Proof of immunity must be submitted from official documentation only. Official medical records from your physician, the health department, or public school are acceptable. If official documentation is not available, the blood titers are necessary to determine immunity for Hepatitis B, Varicella (Chickenpox), Mumps, Rubella, and Rubella (Measles). Vaccinations may be necessary if immunity cannot be confirmed with the blood titer. The vaccine for Hepatitis B is highly recommended. If you choose not to have the vaccine, you will be required to sign a waiver form.
  8. Have a minimum score of 65 out of 200 on the NLN (National League of Nursing).
  9. Have a negative 10-panel drug screen prior to admission.
  10. Provide a copy of his/her health insurance card: students must be covered by student liability insurance following acceptance and throughout the program.
  11. Satisfactory completion of a Level II Background Check conducted through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Applicants must be free of offenses as listed in Florida statuess.400.211.
  12. Be able to satisfy with or without reasonable accommodations, the physical, mental, and sensory requirements to perform the essential duties and responsibilities typically associated with the duties of an registered nurse, including, without limitation, possessing a full range of body motion, handling and lifting patients, manual and finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and walking and standing for extensive periods of time, as determined by the school in its discretion. PIC reserves the right to test any student in order to assess their success in a classroom as well as the chosen future workplace of the student.
  13. Interview with the Program Director and Nursing Panel Interview Committee and receive approval for admission into the program.
  14. Provide two professional letters of recommendation.
  15. Submit a one to two page essay describing your motivation for pursuing a career as a professional nurse to the Nursing Panel Interview Committee.

Practical Nursing 1350 Clock hours for the Program

 

Theory hours

603

Lab hours

72

Externship hours

675

Total Clock Hours for the Program

1350

 

Course Number

Course Title

Clock Hours Required for Each Course

PN 100

Health Core & Interpersonal Skills include Theory (76 hours), Lab (10 hours) , and  HIV/AIDS (4 hours)

90

PN 101

Fundamentals of Nursing include Theory (25 hours), Lab (10 hours), and Externship (40 hours)

75

PN 102

The Body Structure and Function include Theory (60 hours)

60

PN 103

Nutrition include Theory ( 30 hours)

30

PN 104

Mental Health and Illness include Theory (24 hours)

24

PN 105

Nursing Education/Vocational Adjustment include Theory (24 hours)

24

PN 106

Advance Nursing Concepts & Preventing Infection include Theory (28 hours), and  Lab (24 hours)

52

PN 107

Medical Surgical Nursing I include Theory (80 hours), Lab (6 hours),  and Externship

(238 hours)

324

PN 108

Pharmacology/Math Skills include Theory ( 42 hours) , Lab (16 hours), and Prevention of Medial Errors (2 hours)

60

PN 109

Medical Surgical Nursing II include Theory (80 hours), Lab (6 hours), and Externship (237 hours)

323

PN 110

Care of the Elderly include Theory (40 hours), and Externship (40 hours)

80

PN 111

Care of the Mother and Newborns include Theory (40 hours) , and  Externship (40 hours)

80

PN 112

Care of Children include Theory (40 hours), and Externship (40 hours)

80

PN 113

Clinical Practicum include Theory (8 hours), and Externship (40 hours)

48

 

Total Clock Hours Required for the Practical Nursing Program

1350

*NOTE- Premiere International College Clinical Externship may require up to 50 miles of travel away from the school.

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