Practical Nursing Certificate
The Practical Nursing certificate program prepares men and women to become practical nurses. Licensing occurs after passing the NCLEX-PN examination.
Lecture, lab, and clinical classes are limited in size to increase student/faculty interaction and student learning. Patient simulation, mastery of technical skills, and caring interventions occur in the nursing lab. This provides the student an opportunity to develop, practice, and implement the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for hospital and healthcare agency experiences. Clinical learning experiences are provided at local healthcare facilities.
The benefits of the Practical Nursing certificate at Belmont College are many:
Class size is limited to space available in the PNP program. Application Information for the Fall 2020 entrance will be posted November 2019. Applications will be accepted starting January 2, 2020 and will conclude on May 12, 2020.
Students are encouraged to start completion of prerequisites and applicable general education courses as soon as possible. Questions? Contact the Nursing Advisor at 740.699.3820.
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The practical nurse serves as a member of the healthcare team, working under the supervision of a licensed physician or a registered nurse to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of people.
The Practical Nurse:
Belmont College offers Transitional Nursing curriculum in which a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) has the opportunity to enter the Associate Degree in Nursing program. Following the Transitional Nursing semester, the Licensed Practical Nurse can pursue an Associate Degree in Nursing and become eligible to take NCLEX for Registered Nurse licensure and practice.