Sep 29, 2020  
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021 
    
SFCC Catalog 2020-2021

Practical Nursing Certificate


CIP: 51.3901
School of Sciences, Health, Engineering and Math, 505-428-1323

Students can earn a Practical Nursing Certificate through two pathways: the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Pathway or the Dual Credit Pathway.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Engage in professional practice in the role of a practical nurse that is patient-centered and culturally appropriate for individuals, families, and communities
     
  • Deliver evidence-based, age-appropriate nursing care in the role of a practical nurse.
     
  • Engage in effective and appropriate inter-professional collaboration in the delivery of health care for quality patient outcomes in the role of a practical nurse.
  • Demonstrate conscience through the application of professional practical nursing standards as well as ethical and legal decision-making.
  • Use technologies for the management of information and in the delivery of patient care.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Pathway


This three-semester sequence within the Nursing Program prepares students to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) and become a Practical Nurse (PN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). LPN certification can open doors to work in many different industries and settings, including hospitals, medical and dental clinics, community centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools, and armed forces. Admission into the Nursing Program is required.

Dual Credit Pathway


This five-semester sequence prepares students to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) and become a Practical Nurse (PN) or a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).  LPN certification can open doors to work in many different industries and settings, including hospitals, medical and dental clinics, community centers, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, schools, and armed forces. Admission into the Practical Nursing program is required.