The purpose of the Dabney S. Lancaster/Practical Nursing Program (DSLCC/PNP) prepares students for the entry level practice of practical nursing.
Upon completion of the DSLCC/PNP, the graduate is prepared to:
- Function as a beginning practitioner under the supervision of a licenses medical practitioner, registered nurse, and/or other approved health professionals.
- Utilize the nursing process with guidance in delivering safe, therapeutic, individualized nursing care to the patient and/or family throughout the life span.
- Maintain effective professional relationships with the patient, family, and other members of the health care team.
- Participate in patient/family education to promote, maintain and restore individual, family and community health.
- Assist the patient and/or family in utilizing community resources to promote and maintain an optimal state of health.
- Assume responsibility for his/her own continued personal, professional, and educational growth as a practical nurse and citizen.
- Function within the legal and ethical limits of the practical nurse role.
- Successfully complete the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) leading to licensure as a practical nurse.