Southside Virginia Community College
200 Daniel Road
Keysville, Virginia 23947
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
The program in Nursing equips the student with the knowledge and skills needed to begin professional practice in the care, counseling, and education of health care consumers in a variety of settings.
Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensing Exam-Registered Nurse). The SVCC Nursing Program assists in providing a competent entry-level Registered Nursing workforce for health care centers and providers in Southside Virginia.
SVCC works in conjunction with local PN programs and Old Dominion University’s Teletechnet BSN Program to encourage continuing education.
Upon completion of this program and subsequent licensure as a registered nurse after passing the NCLEX-RN, the graduate of this program will be able to enter the workforce as an entry-level nurse generalist. Program outcomes cover eight basic competencies. Graduates possess (NLN, 2000):
-Therapeutic communication skills. Communication in nursing is an interactive process through which there is an exchange of information that may occur verbally, non-verbally, in writing, or through information technology.
-Assessment skills. Assessment is the collection, analysis, and synthesis of relevant data for the purpose of appraising the client’s health status.
-Clinical decision making skills. Clinical decision making encompasses the performance of accurate assessments, the use of multiple methods to access information, and the analysis and integration of knowledge and information to formulate clinical judgments.
-Caring intervention skills. Caring interventions are those nursing behaviors and actions that assist clients in meeting their needs.
-Collaboration skills. Collaboration is the shared planning, decision making, problem solving, goal setting, and assumption of responsibilities by those who work together cooperatively with open professional communication.
-Management of patient care skills. Managing care is the efficient, effective use of human, physical, financial, and technological resources to meet client needs and support organizational outcomes.
-The graduates of the associate degree nursing program adhere to standards of professional practice, are accountable for their own actions and behaviors, and practice nursing within legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks.
LPN Program Details
The Certificate in Practical Nursing is designed to prepare beginning practitioners with the knowledge and skills to care for clients of all age groups.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX‐PN).
Utilizing the nursing process, graduates will:
-Assist in assessing the client’s physical and mental health.
-Participate in planning and implementing the health care plan.
-Record and report the nursing care rendered and the client’s response to care.
-Communicate effectively with clients, their families, and other members of the health care team.
-Recognize legal and self‐limitations in the provision of care.
-Serve as contributing members in the community.
-Develop professionally to their fullest potential by taking advantage of available educational opportunities.