Georgia Northwestern Technical College - Floyd County
One Maurice Culberson Dr.
Rome, Georgia 30161
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LPN Program Details
The Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare students to take the NCLEX-PN for licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences are planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a Practical Nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse.
The Practical Nursing program gives students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in practical nursing. The program provides educational opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, academic disadvantage, or economic disadvantage. Program graduates are to be competent in communications, math, interpersonal relations, anatomy and physiology, drug calculations, administration of medications, nutrition and diet therapy, nursing ethics, patient care, and wellness and prevention of illness. The PN program strives to meet the health care needs of the community which it serves, working in conjunction with specific agencies that employ its graduates. The following guidelines have been established in considering applicants for admission to the PN program. They may be evaluated and revised as necessary by faculty and administration.
Applicants must make minimum scores in reading, writing, and numeric skills on the Admissions Placement Test (ASSET/COMPASS) or one of the approved entrance tests (SAT or ACT) to be admitted as regular students. Acceptable math and English courses may be used in lieu of an entrance exam for transfer students.
Note: If the placement test results indicate that the student is not academically prepared to enter the program, the student may be granted Learning Support or provisional admission status to the college and be placed in one or more Learning Support classes.