Practical Nursing Certificate Program
The Practical Nursing program is both exciting and challenging; offering graduates the opportunities for employment in a variety of settings and for a lifelong career that is personally fulfilling. The program demands may pose unique personal as well as academic challenges. Most students have multiple responsibilities in addition to going to school (i.e., marriage, family, job). Success in the program takes a firm commitment, and the practical nursing faculty members are here to help you succeed.
The Program focuses on the practical nursing role of providing care under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician in long term care, clinics and other health care settings. Curriculum includes coursework from the biological and applied sciences including anatomy and physiology, social sciences and humanities. Students study fundamental principles and procedures of practical nursing, medication administration, infection control, pharmacology and the practical nurse’s contribution to the nursing process. Theory and lab course work includes concepts that address the practical nurse role in patient teaching and the delivery of nursing skills according to current standards of practice.
Drug screening: All nursing students must successfully pass a drug screening test at the time of admission and are subject to random drug screening through out the program. Failure to submit to a random drug screen or having a positive drug screen will result in sanctions per the UCC Student Code of Conduct (721.3) The cost is covered by the student fees.
For more information contact the Nursing Department Administrative Assistant
Cindy Adams at 541 440-4614 or Lead Instructor Geoffrey Brownell RN BSN
Below are links to information related to the UCC PN program application, information regarding the scope of LPN practice and job opportunities around the state and local area.
PN to RN OCNE Bridge Program - For more information call
Sandy Hendy at 541-440-4613 or LaVera Noland at 541-440-7743.
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