Four Rivers Regional PN Program
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, Tennessee 38063
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The basic mission of the Four Rivers Regional Practical Nursing Program is that every citizen should have the privilege and opportunity to reach as high a station in life as he/she is capable of reaching or desires to reach. The mission is further subscribed to in that the mere development of specific skills and knowledge in an individual is not sufficient. Desirable worker characteristics are emphasized to enhance character development, good work habits, reliability, honesty, and the respect for authority needed for a productive society.
A Practical Nurse cares for ill, injured, convalescing or disabled persons in hospitals, clinics, private homes, mental health facilities, or similar health care settings. Some skills required of a practical nurse are: taking a patient’s vital signs, preparing a patient for surgery, assisting with examinations or diagnostic testing and clinical competencies such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, oxygen, assisting a patient with personal hygiene and nutrition, administering prescribed medication and maintaining a clean and healthy patient environment. Upon completion of this course a student will be prepared for entrance into one of the many challenging and profitable areas of nursing, like home health, hospitals, doctor’s clinics, or nursing homes
The program qualifies the graduate to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination. Licensure (L.P.N.) may be awarded to qualified applicants by the Tennessee Board of Nursing after obtaining a passing score on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Topics of study include vocational relationships, basic science and anatomy, nutrition and diet therapy, nursing principles and skills, basic pharmacology and administration of medicines, medical and surgical nursing, common emergencies, obstetrics, pediatrics, geriatric nursing, psychiatric and mental health concept and worker ethics.