School of Nursing
The Nursing Program educates individuals to become registered nurses at the associate degree level. It is designed to provide the foundation for further preparation in nursing and life-long learning. The program prepares a nurse generalist for beginning professional practice using knowledge derived from the liberal arts, biological sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, and nursing. Individuals will be prepared to practice in a variety of health care settings, and encouraged to continue personal and professional growth. The program emphasizes excellent teaching with a commitment to student-faculty interaction. Individual talents, background experiences, perspectives, and insights are recognized and appreciated by faculty. Graduates will be eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
The School of Nursing recognizes the education and experience of Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses with an articulation model. LPN's/LVN's will be able to advance their education with minimal duplication of knowledge and skills. Eligible applicants will be admitted to the Accelerated LPN-RN Track. Graduates will earn the Associate of Science in Nursing degree and are eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-RN.
Certified Nursing Assistant
The Certified Nursing Assistant Program educates individuals to become certified nursing assistants. The purpose is to educate/train individuals to meet the basic care needs of a patient/client base residing in a long term care facility or setting. In this program the students will acquire competencies in the provision of activities of daily living (ADL’s), bedside care, and basic nursing procedures. Students successfully completing the classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical competencies will be eligible to write the Final Competency Examination. Successful exam writers will earn a certificate of Completion (as mandated by the Department of Health and Hospitals – Health Standards Section) and will hold the credential “Certified Nursing Assistant.” Classes are taught in 7 ½ weeks sessions.
School of Nursing Curriculum
Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exam
For Licensed Practical Nurses applying to the Nursing Program
National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Exam-RN
For more information, contact:
Dr. Sandra K. Tucker
Director, Certified Nursing Assistant Program
Cheryl D. Blackshire