LPN Program Details
The Marion Community School of Practical Nursing is operated by the Marion Community Schools and Tucker Career & Technology Center. The Tucker Career & Technology Center does not discriminate, deny benefits to nor exclude anyone participation on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, handicap, age, limited English proficiency or color of skin.
The Marion Community School of Practical Nursing covers a twelve-month (12) period on a full-time basis and is composed of foundational, progressive, and transitional components.
The purpose is to provide a satisfactory blend of didactic teaching concurrent with practical application of nursing skills, in regard to the nursing process, in preparing for practical nursing practice and the state board exam.
The program consists of classroom lectures, demonstrations, discussions, laboratory and clinical practice under the supervision of a qualified nurse instructor. Experience is offered in the care of medical-surgical adult patients (including the acutely ill, the dying chronically ill, aged, and convalescents patient), care of mothers, infants and children.
Classes are held during the day while clinicals are scheduled for either morning or evening rotations for all students. The program begins on or about the second Friday in August.
Upon completion of the Marion Community School of Practical Nursing, the graduate will be able to:
-Demonstrate applicatory skills of communication techniques (verbal, nonverbal, and written) in structured nursing care situations
-Implement "Holism" in nursing care
-Teach patients and families practices which help to prevents illness, promote health, rehabilitate and/or help to restore wellness
-Demonstrate the ability and willingness to ethically of the highest quality patient care.
-Demonstrate the ability to follow guidelines as listed by the national, state and local health care delivery systems in the performance of nursing care
-Demonstrate interest in personal management and growth
-Function under the supervision of a physician and/or professional (registered) nurse, assuming responsibility for nursing patients and nursing situations that are relatively free from complexity and assisting the professional nurse in giving care to patients in more complex situations.