2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)

Practical Nursing, CA


CODE: PRN-CT     |     TOTAL CREDITS: 36     |     FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible


LIMITED ENTRY
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/education-and-training/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.

DESCRIPTION
The Practical Nursing 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).

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION
The program has full approval status by the Nevada State Board of Nursing, 4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 300, Las Vegas, NV 89119, (702) 486-5800; and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc., 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000.

COMPUTATION & HUMAN RELATIONS COMPONENTS
  • Computation: MATH 120/120E or above (except MATH 122 and MATH 123)
  • Human Relations: PN 103B, PN 104B, PN 105B, PN 106B, PN 108B, and PN 110B

ACADEMIC MAP

CSN CA Practical Nursing Map  


 

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care to restore, promote, and maintain physical and mental health throughout the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
  2. Apply the process of clinical judgment to make patient-centered care decisions supported by the best current evidence.
  3. Participate in quality improvement processes to continuously improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems and its practice.
  4. Demonstrate collaboration and teamwork within the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons to enhance patient satisfaction, healthcare outcomes, and shared decision-making.
  5. Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for one’s own nursing practice consistent with established legal, ethical, and professional standards.
  6. Use information and technology to communicate, manage knowledge, avoid error, and support decision-making.

General Education Requirements


TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 6


 

Major Requirements


TOTAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS CREDITS: 30


Grades of D+, D, and D- in the major requirements (occupational) area in a Certificate of Achievement program will not count toward graduation requirements.