The curriculum is designed to provide students the training needed to enter into the field of practical nursing. The graduate of the Practical Nursing program will meet the client?s universal, developmental and health deviation needs by: Participating collaboratively in the nursing process by contributing to the data collection for assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual holistic plans of care; Using critical thinking, current standards of practice and organizational skills in providing individualized basic nursing care based on developmental, biological, physiological, socio-cultural, religious and spiritual variations in clients; Performing basic nursing therapeutic interventions using nursing knowledge skills and current technology in a competent and safe manner for clients with wholly compensatory, partially compensatory and supportive educative needs; Acting as a client advocate showing compassion, empathy and respect for the rights, beliefs, property and dignity of the individual; Practicing the basic principles of effective and therapeutic communication with clients and their significant others, as well as communicating observations related to the client to appropriate members of the healthcare team while documenting observations and care appropriately; Practicing within the profession?s ethical and legal framework and being accountable for one?s own nursing practice. Upon completion, the Practical Nursing program offers students opportunities to file an application with the Ohio Board of Nursing to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX?-PN).
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