Medical Learning Center
1840 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22201
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Nursing Programs OfferedLPN Programs
LPN Program Details
In a period of 12 months (1400 hours of instruction) students will learn, practical nursing skills through independent and web enhanced study, lectures, demonstrations, and return demonstrations. Students will learn and acquire nursing skills and practice these skills in a nursing lab under the guidance and direction of a Registered Nurse Instructor. Hands on experience in a clinical setting will take place in local area hospitals,long- term care facilities, and clinical settings. To continue and graduate from the practical nurse program, the student must complete all the required courses in nursing with a grade of “C” or better.
Students acquire basic knowledge and skills to meet the needs of individuals across the life span. The student practical nurse will be introduced to the healthcare system where she/he will learn the principles of the nursing process and be able to combine both theory and practice in the delivery of patient care across the healthcare continuum. The student practical nurse will also acquire the knowledge and apply the key principles learned in providing effective nursing care in health and illness. Satisfactory completion of the course, both theory and clinical lab demonstration of required skills in the skills Inventory List qualifies the student to begin Clinical Rotation at the assigned clinical sites.
After completion of the course, the student practical nurse will:
-State the essential elements that are central to successful roles and functions as a professional practical nurse.
-Demonstrate principles and practices of behavioral competencies in communications, documentation, patient teaching, critical thinking, nursing process, and critical pathways.
-Discuss principles and practice of clinical competencies in laboratory and diagnostic studies, nutrition, infection control, endocrine, fluid & electrolytes, IV infusions and arterial blood gases.
-Discuss principles and practices of core issues of stress, pain management, rehabilitation, aging, sexuality, culture, spirituality and death and dying.
-Describe how a graduate practical nurse will provide care across the life span applying the 3 levels of prevention: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.