Eastern Center For Arts and Technology
3075 Terwood Rd.
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090
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LPN Program Details
The purpose of the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology Practical Nursing Program is to prepare safe, entry level practical nurses that can provide quality care to clients in all settings where nursing takes place under the direction of the licensed professional nurse, physician or dentist.
At the completion of the program, the graduate practical nurse will recognize the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the client and family. By utilizing the nursing process, the graduate will actively participate in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating safe, competent nursing care. The program objectives state the entry level competencies, which are measured by the achievement of all level, theory and clinical objectives.
The Graduate Practical Nurse will:
-Utilize effective communication skills with clients, family and other health care personnel.
-Provide safe, quality nursing care by meeting the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of clients of all ages in all settings where nursing takes place.
-Utilize clinical decision making for problem solving client care issues.
-Promote health, wellness and rehabilitation by implementation of patient teaching.
-Identify the scope and limitations of the law that governs practical nursing and function accordingly.
-Maintain accountability for personal limitations and responsibility for continued individual and professional growth.
-Accept faculty as facilitators of student learning. Individual students are accountable for their own learning.
-Utilize nursing informatics systems appropriately and incorporate principles of evidenced based practice to maintain and/or gain knowledge.
-Meet eligibility requirements to sit for the state licensing examination.
The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). The Eastern Center for Arts and Technology is accredited by Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. The program is designed to prepare qualified, selected individuals for a career in Practical Nursing. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCLEX) PN Licensing examination.