LPN Program Details
The program of learning for the Practical Nursing Education Program is designed to enable the student to provide safe, direct care for assigned clients of all ages in various structured health care settings. Supervision by qualified faculty, as required by Ohio Administrative Code 4723-5-11, “Qualifications of administrative, faculty and instructional personnel for a practical nursing education program” is provided. This program is competency-based and consists of three components:
- Theoretical or classroom experience
- Practice lab experience
- Clinical experience
This program is designed to progress from general to specific skills. The Program’s philosophy and organizing theme guides the curriculum. There is emphasis for each student to function in a mature, consistent manner that reflects an understanding of ethical conduct, personal responsibility, and accountability for behaviors and actions. Course content includes all areas of study, as mandated by Ohio Administrative Code 4723-5-14.
Upon successful completion of this practical nursing education program, the graduate will be able to:
- Apply scientific principles to provide safe, direct care for clients in various health care settings within their scope of practice.
- Contribute to data collection, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care, using the nursing process, within the legal scope of practice for a practical nurse.
- Communicate effectively with clients, families, peers and those from other healthcare disciplines to assure that effective, seamless care is provided.
- Use critical thinking skills to apply knowledge from the biological and behavioral sciences in the delivery of safe, competent, effective care to clients across the life span.
- Demonstrate professional, ethical behavior that follows the legal scope of practice of the Practical Nurse and includes taking personal responsibility for their nursing actions.
- Identify learning needs of clients assigned to them and assist other members of the health care team in presenting the necessary information.
- Identify the need for professional growth and learning, both as mandated by Ohio Nursing Law and to insure that their practice reflects the most recent concepts of health care.
- Apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).