Practical Nursing (PN)

Practical Nursing (PN)

Northwest State Community College - Archbold, OH

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h e practical nursing program is a one year (twelve month) certii cate program designed to prepare students to demonstrate competency in providing nursing care in a variety of health care settings and for employment as licensed practical nurses. Students must meet all admission criteria and obtain certii cation as a state tested nursing assistant prior to taking the i rst clinical nursing course. h e three semester program incorporates lectures, labs and supervised clinical experience in a variety of area health care facilities. Nursing faculty are available to advise students as they progress through the program. Successful completion of the program prepares the students to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN), and practice as licensed practical nurses. Students who have prior misdemeanor, felony, or D.U.I. convictions may be denied access to clinical agencies and the opportunity to take the NCLEX-PN. State Law (Senate Bill 38 and Senate Bill 160) requires certain agencies providing care to children or adults age 60 or older to require a Bureau of Criminal Identii cation and Investigation (BCII) check of past misdemeanors and felonies. Job seekers are prohibited from holding such jobs if they have previously been convicted of (or pleaded guilty to) a variety of of enses. h e Practical Nursing program is fully approved by the Ohio Board of N

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