This one-year certificate program prepares the graduate to provide direct basic nursing care as a practical nurse under the supervision of a registered nurse, licensed physician, dentist, optometrist or podiatrist.
The curriculum integrates classroom, campus laboratory, and clinical instruction for skills which the practical nurse performs to contribute to the nursing care of clients. Supervised clinical experiences are scheduled in a variety of healthcare settings. The student must demonstrate technical knowledge, manual dexterity, interpersonal skills, caring behavior, and commitment to professional ethics.
The program has full approval of the Ohio Board of Nursing. The graduate is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nurses. Graduates are then encouraged to continue their education through articulation into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.