The Practical Nursing Diploma Program prepares individuals to practice within the legal scope of practical nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Use of the nursing process at the practical nursing level toward the maintenance of health and prevention of illness, the observation and nursing care of persons experiencing changes in their health processes, and the evaluation of health practices of patients are emphasized.
The LPN can work in the hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, physician offices, etc. If they choose to continue their education, there is the Bridge program (LPN to RN) at ACTC. (Many other options, from other colleges exist, to do the same)
To be admitted to the program students must pass the COMPASS/ACT at the required level, maintain a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and complete pre-requisites that include passing a nurse aide course (or hold certification as a nurse aide), complete the first level of anatomy & physiology, complete a computer literacy course, and complete a general psychology course.
The Practical Nursing program is accepting new students for the Fall 2016 semester. Application deadline is March 1st.
This program can be completed in 18 months.