Academy Careers and Technology
105 Adair St. Beckley
Beckley, West Virginia 25801
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The philosophy of the ACT School of Practical Nursing is based upon beliefs of the faculty about humanity, health, environment, nursing and the role of the practical nurse in the health care arena. The faculty believes all individuals are holistic with unique characteristics that enhance their ability to be active participants in their personal health care throughout the wellness continuum.
Health maintenance, illness prevention, and wellness promotion throughout the lifespan are integral components of the profession of nursing. Practical nursing education, in collaboration with the community, shall provide the student the opportunity to learn basic and technical skills necessary to competently contribute to the provision of health care of each client. The student will develop his/her ability
to implement principles of optimal physiological and psychological integrity with continual sensitivity to cultural diversity. Each student will adapt the use of clinical problem solving processes to organize and prioritize all relevant health care data. Educational preparation shall provide an opportunity to obtain the knowledge and the motor skills to safely practice as a licensed practical nurse by promotion of a safe, effective care environment.
Professionalism shall be exhibited in conduct, appearance, relationships, communication, and confidentiality. In addition, the faculty fosters a supportive, harmonious instructor/student relationship that contributes to the personal and professional development of the student nurse and promotes a conceptual understanding of unity within the profession of nursing.
Practical nurses are required to continually gain knowledge through
in-service and community resources. Since nursing is a dynamic and
ever-evolving profession, the faculty encourages the students to strive toward achieving their highest level of potential as care providers by continuing the educational process as post-graduates. The practical nursing program exists to provide the community and the profession
with qualified individuals to assist in delivering excellence in health care. The opportunity to prepare for an education in practical nursing shall be available to any individual regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age who meets the admission criteria.
The entry-level practical nurse, under defined supervision, graduates from the ACT School of Practical Nursing with the ability to provide competent client care. This competency implies knowledge and skills that are, and will continue to be, directed by a commitment to the
principles of ethical and legal nursing practice.