Certificate - Practical Nursing
Application to the Practical Nursing Programs in Alberta and South Boston is closed. Deadline was September 15, 2017 to be considered for the January 2018 programs. Application Window for our next Practical Nursing Clinical Program will be late 2018 or early 2019.
The Certificate in Practical Nursing is designed to prepare beginning practitioners with the knowledge and skills to care for clients of all age groups. Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX‐PN).
Utilizing the nursing process, graduates will:
- Assist in assessing the client's physical and mental health.
- Participate in planning and implementing the health care plan.
- Record and report the nursing care rendered and the client's response to care.
- Communicate effectively with clients, their families, and other members of the health care team.
- Recognize legal and self‐limitations in the provision of care.
- Serve as contributing members in the community.
- Develop professionally to their fullest potential by taking advantage of available educational opportunities.
Applicants must attend one session before applying to the Practical Nursing Program.
Fall 2017 Nursing Information Session Schedule - Covering both ADN and PN Programs
Sessions will continue monthly in Spring 2018 Semester.
Alberta, Christanna Campus
Friday, Oct 27, 10:00am - 12Noon - Room B-35
Friday, Dec 1, 10:00am - 12Noon - Room C-28
Keysville, John H. Daniel Campus
Wednesday, Oct 25, 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Room 29
Wednesday, Nov 29, 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Room 29
South Boston, Southern Va. Higher Ed Center
NEW DATE: Friday, Oct 20, 11:30am - 1:30pm - Room: Caknipe
Wednesday, Nov 29, 9:30am - 11:30am - Room: Childress
Practical Nursing Application, Re-entry application, Medical/Physical Exam form, Program Pathway Flowchart
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