Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing (certificate program)

  • Description: The Practical Nursing program prepares graduates to function as a licensed practical nurse. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides, to individuals and groups, nursing care requiring the application of basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, social, technological, and nursing sciences. Nursing care is provided at the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, or registered nurse. The graduate is eligible to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure.
     
Practical Nursing Program Outcomes       
Program Measurements UsedResults
Comparison Data
Continuous Improvement
1. Contributes to the nursing assessment of the client.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passage
No intervention needed at this time
2. Uses critical thinking when collecting data on basic physical, emotional, spiritual and socio-cultural needs of the health care client.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
3. Collects and documents objective and subjective data within established protocols and guidelines from various sources (client interviews; observations/ measurements; health care team members, family, and significant others, and health records).
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
4. Utilizes knowledge of normal values to identify deviations in health status.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
5. Reports objective and subjective data as appropriate to other members of the health care team.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey100% Rated skills at or above average
 LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
6. Assists the registered nurse with the identification of appropriate nursing diagnoses.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
 7. Contributes to the development, maintenance, or modification of the nursing component of nursing care plans utilizing established nursing diagnoses for clients with common, well-defined health problems with predictable outcomes.2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
8. Prioritizes nursing care needs of clients.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
9. Assists in the review and revision of nursing care plans to meet the changing needs of clients.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
10. Communicates to nursing component of the care plan and all modifications of the plan to appropriate members of the health care team.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
11. Incorporates therapeutic nursing interventions according to accepted standards of practice; priority of client needs; individual and family rights to dignity and privacy.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
12. Utilizes and maintains effective communication in recording and reporting to health care team members; establishing and maintaining therapeutic communication with clients, families, and significant others.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
13. Collaborates with health care team members to coordinate the delivery of nursing care.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
14. Instructs clients regarding health maintenance based on client needs and nurse’s knowledge level.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
15. Demonstrates use of communication technologies.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
16. Contributes to the evaluation of the client’s response to nursing interventions, seeking guidance as needed.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
17.  Documents the client’s responses to nursing interventions in all appropriate places.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
18. Communicates the client’s responses to nursing interventions to appropriate members of the health care team.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
19. Contributes to the revision of the nursing component of the client’s plan of care on the basis of the evaluation, collaborating with other health team members as needed.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
20. Complies with the scope of practice as outlined in the nurse practice act of the state in which licensed. 2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
21. Describes the role of the licensed practical nurse in the health care delivery system.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
22. Maintains a commitment to learning through utilizing educational opportunities for continued personal and professional growth.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
23. Identifies personal potential and considers career mobility options.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
24. Identifies personal strengths and weaknesses for the purpose of improving performance.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
25. Functions as an advocate for the health care consumer.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
26. Demonstrates effective use of time and resources.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
27. Assumes responsibility for managing his/her own actions when providing nursing care for individuals and groups of clients. Is accountable for nursing care delegated to unlicensed health care providers.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
28. Prioritizes multiple commitments.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time
Employer Survey
100% Rated skills at or above average
LCCC Benchmark level of 90%No intervention needed at this time
29. Is aware that the practical nurse, through political, economic, and societal activities, can affect nursing and health.
2006 NCLEX Exam
98% passage on first attempt
State Average:   93% passageNo intervention needed at this time

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