LIMITED ENTRY PROGRAM
This is a limited-entry program. Some of these courses are program prerequisites and MUST be completed before a student is considered eligible for entry into the Program. Students MUST attend a Health Programs orientation and meet with a Health Programs advisor for additional advisement. For more information please visit www.csn.edu/limited-entry-admission.
GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION
Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program are located at www.csn.edu/gainful-employment.
The Military Medic/Corpsman to LPN program is designed to prepare the graduate to provide nursing care in structured health care settings for clients of all ages who have well defined health problems with predictable outcomes. Emphasis is placed on the ability to make sound judgments based on critical thinking skills, the knowledge of scientific principles, and the ability to use technical skills in a variety of settings. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).
The Practical Nursing Program has full approval status by the Nevada State Board of Nursing, 4220 South Maryland Parkway, La Plaza Business Center, Building B, Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89119, 702-486-5800; and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Nursing Education, Inc., (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply knowledge of safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care in a variety of environments to diverse patient populations and cultures across the lifespan.
- Exercise clinical reasoning to promote health, as well as psychological and physiological integrity.
- Apply quality improvement processes to improve patient care.
- Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons when managing patient care.
- Apply management theories and legal, ethical, and professional standards in practice as a practical nurse.
- Maximize the use of information management systems and patient care technology to communicate, update knowledge, avoid error, and support decision making.
General Education Requirements (3 Credits)
Communications (3-5 Credits)
Special Program Requirements (31 Credits)