Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center
11893 Technology Drive
Mill Creek, Pennsylvania 17060
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LPN Program Details
The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center’s Practical Nursing Program welcomes men and women of all ages, races, and creeds who are interested in pursuing a career in health care. It is especially designed to afford the residents of Huntingdon County and surrounding areas the opportunity to receive a quality education in practical nursing.The program is designed to prepare a student to perform nursing care safely and effectively under the guidance of the registered professional nurse or the licensed practical nurse within any health care setting. Through participation in the Practical Nursing Program, the student will learn how to promote, maintain and restore individuals to their optimal level of health. The program integrates theory learned in the classroom to planned real-world experiences in clinical nursing situations.
Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply for licensure as practical nurses by taking the NCLEX-PN licensing exam.
The purpose of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center’s Practical Nursing Program is to provide an opportunity for residents of Huntingdon County to be educated in the field of practical nursing. Through participation in the Practical Nursing Program, the student will learn how to promote, maintain and restore individuals to their optimal level of health. Upon completion of the Practical Nursing Program and passing of the national licensing examination, the graduate will be prepared to function as an entry-level practical nurse in a variety of health care settings under the direction of a licensed professional nurse, licensed physician or licensed dentist.
The Practical Nursing Program consists of 12 consecutive months of theory and clinical preparation. One class enters the program in the fall of each year, with vacation and holiday time scheduled appropriately throughout the program’s calendar year. The program is divided into three levels, progressing from the basic level to the more complex. Each level combines classroom education (theory) with appropriate clinical experience for a total of 1,563 hours.
Students who successfully complete the Practical Nursing Program will be able to:
-Function within the scope of practice of practical nursing in a variety of health care settings.
-Utilize the nursing process to meet the physical, emotional, sociocultural and spiritual needs of the health care patient.
-Perform therapeutic nursing techniques in a safe manner, incorporating basic biological and psychological principles in giving individualized nursing care.
-Establish a therapeutic relationship with health care patients, families and significant others through the use of effective communication by recognizing each as a unique individual.
-Assume responsibility and accountability for his/her own actions when providing nursing care to the health care patient.
-Promote the rights of the individual patient through advocacy and education in the health care field.