Practical Nursing

14 Months - Diploma

Program Overview

The Practical Nursing program will focus on caring for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses while practicing ethical, moral principles and standard of practice that are specific to the practical nurse. The program will provide the student with the skill and knowledge to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Practical Nurses on the first attempt once the student has met all course requirements. Students will be trained in the interdisciplinary components of practical nursing, including classroom, laboratory, simulation, and supervised clinical practice using evidenced and theory-based concepts. Classroom and lab study will be set up to learn from a simple to complex format and will consist of but not limited to basic nursing concepts and include patient care related subject matter which will include the following:

  • Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing which will include Pathophysiology, Diagnostics, Laboratory, and Nutrition of each body system
  • Fundamentals of Nursing, including Psychiatric Nursing, Maternal-Newborn Nursing, and Pediatric Nursing
  • Leadership, Prioritization & Delegation
  • Pharmacology which will include Math skills
  • Clinical practice in the hospitals, specialty clinics, day care settings, long term care facilities, physician offices, residential facilities, and home health care settings.

Course Summary

  • Career Success Strategies
  • Medical Terminology Essentials
  • Anatomy & Physiology Basics
  • Fundamentals of Nursing I
  • Fundamentals of Nursing 1
  • Practical Nursing I
  • Fundamentals of Nursing II
  • Practical Nursing II
  • Fundamental of Nursing Lab II
  • Pharmacology for Nursing I
  • Practical Nursing Rotation I*
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmacology for Nursing II
  • Practical Nursing Rotation II*
  • Critical Thinking Skills in Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Practical Nursing Rotation III*
  • Prioritizing, Delegation, and Patient Assignment
  • Practical Nursing III Lab
  • Leadership and Career Development
  • Practical Nursing Rotation IV*
  • NCLEX Certification Review
  • Practical Nursing Rotation V*

Advantages of Great Lakes

Job Placement Assistance

All graduates get personalized job placement assistance from one of our dedicated Employment Specialists. They'll help you find employment (locally or anywhere in the U.S.) after you graduate and even help you years later should you need it.

Financial Aid

Paying for higher education can be confusing and intimidating. Our Financial Aid counselors will help make the process straight forward and help you apply for aid and scholarships

Hands-On Education

A big part of your education here will consist of hands-on training. You'll learn to use equipment used by professionals as well as work in labs that are similar to what you'll find in the field.

Experienced and Proven

Great Lakes has been educating residents of Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania for over 50 years. We've trained thousands of students and have helped them begin exciting, lifelong careers in their field of study.

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