Nov 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Practical Nursing-Diploma

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Diploma Program - 67 Quarter Credit Hours

Indianapolis East and Fort Wayne Campuses Only

This 12-month Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for students to enter a challenging career in nursing. This high-quality education, provided by Registered Nurses and other highly-skilled health care professionals, engage the student immediately, beginning with nursing foundations, through clinical rotations, and finally a capstone course for NCLEX-PN examination review for state licensure (LPN). Employment opportunities include long-term care practice in nursing homes, hospitals, or rehabilitation centers; and acute care practice in hospitals, urgent care facilities, occupational care centers, or physician offices. Upon graduation, students receive a diploma in Practical Nursing.

Program Objectives

Upon graduation, a student will:
1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse patients across the lifespan, within the role and scope of practice of the practical nurse.
2. Promote a culture of caring to provide compassionate, culturally-competent care.
3. Engage in critical thinking, based on evidence-based practice, when making nursing judgments to provide and improve quality patient care.
4. Communicate and collaborate with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons.
5. Use information management principles, techniques, and systems and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
6. Manage care in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse patient populations.
7. Assume accountability and responsibility in the role of a practical nurse and assimilate professional, legal and ethical guidelines in the practice.

57 Credit Hours

8 Credit Hours

2 Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

† Indicates a grade of ‘B-’ (80%) is required for successful completion of each core course for students enrolled in the Practical Nursing program. Please see the Core Courses section of this Catalog for details.

Practical Nursing students must attain an 80% or better in each professional core course and a 73% or better in each non-core course in order to successfully complete the course and progress academically.

Program Length: The Practical Nursing-Diploma program is 48 weeks in length and 917 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Practical Nursing-Diploma program is offered in residential or blended instructional delivery formats.

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