Northeastern Junior College
100 College Avenue
Sterling, Colorado 80751
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ADN Program Details
The health care industry is fast paced and growing rapidly making the need for more registered nurses paramount. The Licensed Practical Nurse may continue his/her education to earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science at Northeastern. The program is a one year program for Licensed Practical Nurses which starts in January with graduation in December. At the successful completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX exam to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Registered nurses are the largest group of health care providers and work in a variety of settings ranging from schools, hospitals, clinics and health departments to name just a few. Registered nurses have both independent and supervisory responsibilities in managing patient care. In addition RNs work with a variety of health care professionals and carry out physician orders to ensure quality patient care.
The program includes both instructional and clinical experience to provide the student with the knowledge base and hands on experience to provide safe and compassionate nursing care. The nursing faculty also strives to teach the values and professionalism nurses will need to have a rewarding career in nursing. Clinical experiences vary and may occur on weekends or at night, and will include eight and twelve hour shifts in facilities from the surrounding areas including Nebraska and Wyoming.
LPN Program Details
The providers of health care are recognized as team members.
Practical Nursing has earned a respected place on the health care team. This program provides qualified individuals the theory and practical skills necessary to meet the occupational entry-level requirements. Practical nurses are trained to give basic bedside nursing care under supervision of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist.
The program includes both instructional and clinical experience. The purpose of the instructional period is to provide the students with the basic principles of practical nursing and to provide an opportunity to develop attitudes and skills that are essential to the practical nurse. The purpose of the clinical experience courses is to provide the student with the opportunity to practice and develop, under supervision, the knowledge and skills learned in the instructional period. Two or more weeks of clinical experience may be required on the 3 pm to 11 pm shift and may occur on weekends.
The Northeastern Junior College Certificate in Practical Nursing will be granted upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of a “C” or better. Graduates are then eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-PN examination to obtain practical nurse licensure.