Practical Nursing - Academic Certificate

Curriculum Code: 700

Program Information
The Academic Certificate program in Practical Nursing is designed for students who plan to become Licensed Practical Nurses. This program has selective admission criteria. Individuals who are at college level and who are eligible to take English 101, and Anatomy and Physiology I, may consider this Practical Nursing program. The Practical Nursing Program can be completed in one calendar year. Graduates are awarded an Academic Certificate in Practical Nursing. CCC’s Practical Nursing program has provisional accreditation by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 45010, Newark, NJ 07101, (973)504-6430. Inquiries or complaints may be forwarded to George Hebert, Executive Director, NJ Board of Nursing.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate This Academic Certificate program provides a career and degree pathway for those individuals who plan on receiving a practical nurse license. It also provides the opportunity for students to progress into a Registered Nurse Program.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Demonstrate clinical competence at a novice practical nurse level. •Apply critical thinking principles using the nursing process to attain optimal level of client function. •Demonstrate effective collaboration with the Registered Nurse in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. •Demonstrate effective communication with the client, significant others, health care providers and community agencies to provide holistic care. •Demonstrate professionalism in nursing practice. •Value participation in educational opportunities to maintain nursing competence.


Gainful Employment Information:
http://www.cccnj.edu/ge/Practical%20Nursing/GE%20- %20Practical%20Nursing.html

Employment Opportunities:
Licensed practical nurse

Program Requirements (24)
Credits
PN
101
Foundations of Practical Nursing Practice
7
PN
102
Medical Surgical Practical Nursing
7
PN
103
Advanced Concepts in Practical Nursing
2
PN
104
Family-Centered Nursing Practice
5
HS
115
Basic Nutrition
3

General Education Requirements (10)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
BI
106
Anatomy & Physiology I
4
PY
101
General Psychology
3

Total Credits: (34)

This program has selective admissions. Please see page 127-128 of the college catalog for details.