Virginia College at Pensacola
19 West Garden St.
Pensacola, Florida 32502
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Nursing Programs OfferedLPN Programs
LPN Program Details
Practical Nurses work in hospitals, clinics and nursing homes. Employment prospects are excellent and there are many more opportunities emerging in a variety of diverse locations. More sophisticated procedures that once were performed only in hospitals are now being done in physicians' offices and clinics. That means employment of Practical Nurses is projected to grow much faster than average as healthcare expands outside the traditional hospital setting. Home healthcare services are also expected to grow faster than average because of the growing number of older persons and technological advances that make it possible to bring increasingly complex treatments into the home.
This program is designed to prepare the student for employment as a practical nurse. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the national licensure exam (NCLEX-PRN) to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
The content includes theoretical instruction and clinical experience in medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, and geriatric nursing in both acute and long-term care situations; personal, family, and community health concepts; nutrition; human growth and development over the life span; body structure and function; interpersonal relationship skills; mental health concepts; pharmacology and administration of medications; legal aspects of practice; and current issues in nursing. The program includes CPR, HIV, and infection control.
This program of study is designed to prepare students for the types of occupations listed below. The occupations listed are based on federal government information and represent the types of positions for which the program generally prepares graduates. The College makes no representation or warranty that its graduates have obtained these positions or that any future graduates will obtain these positions.