2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Sep 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing, CA [PRN-CT, 36 Total Credits]

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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.


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 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).


The program has full approval status by the Nevada State Board of Nursing, 4220 S. Maryland Parkway, Building B, 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.


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Student Learning Outcomes

  1. 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.
  2. Exercise clinical reasoning to promote health as well as psychosocial and physiological integrity.
  3. Apply quality improvement processes to improve patient care.
  4. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons when managing patient care.
  5. Apply management theories and legal, ethical, and professional standards in practice as a practical nurse.
  6. Maximize the use of information management systems and patient care technology to communicate, update knowledge, avoid error, and support decision making.

General Education Requirements (6 Credits)

Special Program Requirements (30 credits)

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