Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), C.A.S.
NOTE: This program has specific entrance requirements, application, and standards of progress requirements. See the Allied Health Selection and Admission sections for additional information. The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the catalog to determine prerequisites and, in addition, should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take courses.
LPN is a profession with a comprehensive body of knowledge and skills. Practical nurses practice the art and science of nursing, providing compassionate, comprehensive, and competent care to patients of all ages. LPNs are essential members of the healthcare team who work under the direct supervision of registered professional nurses to perform their duties.
In addition to General Education Outcomes, graduates will be prepared to:
1.Provide competent, safe, quality, patient-centered nursing care to patients with predictable healthcare needs through a supervised, directed practice using professional standards, best practices, and available evidence. (Safe, Patient-Centered Care)
2. Participate as an advocate for patients and promote dignity, respect, and privacy while using ethical and legal principles. (Caring Behaviors)
3.Interact and collaborate with patients and members of the healthcare team using effective communication and information technology. (Communication)
4. Provide competent, safe, quality, patient-centered nursing care using critical thinking skills and clinical judgment. (Clinical Judgment)
5. Participate in collaborative relationships with patients and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team to assist in planning, delivery, coordination, and improvement of patient-centered care. (Collaboration)
6. Assist in the coordination of the care of diverse patients in a variety of healthcare settings using professional behaviors.(Leadership)
CIP CODE: 51.3901