Practical Nursing Program
Upon successful completion of four (4) quarters (44 weeks) of the Hondros College Practical Nursing curriculum, the graduate will receive a diploma and be certified to the Ohio Board of Nursing who will determine the student’s eligibility to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX© -PN). Within the scope of practice for the licensed practical nurse, and at the direction of a licensed physician, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, chiropractor or registered nurse, the graduate will meet the client’s needs by:
Practical Nursing Program Outcomes
1. Participating collaboratively in the nursing process by contributing to the data collection for assessment, implementation, and evaluation of individualized plans of care.
2. Practicing within the 3 nursing roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member of the discipline of nursing.
3. Using critical thinking, teaching learning principles. Current standards of practice and organizational skills in providing individualized basic nursing care based on developmental, physiological, sociocultural, religious and spiritual differences in clients.
4. Performing basic nursing therapeutic interventions using nursing knowledge, skills and current technology in a competent and safe manner.
5. Acting as a client advocate showing caring, empathy, and respect for the rights, beliefs, property, and dignity of the individual.
6. Practicing the basic principles of effective therapeutic communication with clients and family, communicating relevant observations related to the client by collaborating with members of the health care team, as well as documenting pertinent observations and care appropriately.
7. Managing assignment of clients and delegating within the scope of practice to trained unlicensed personnel.
8. Practicing within the profession’s ethical and legal framework and being accountable for one’s own nursing practice.
- Students will take classroom, online and clinical courses.
- Students can enroll into the program 4 times per year (January, April, July, and October).
- The program is offered full time at each of our 4 campuses.
- Students start their clinicials experience in their first term, allowing them to use what they learn in the classroom under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
- The LPN program requires approximately 12 hours of clinical practice per week, depending on the course. Clinical shifts are usually 6-12 hours in length, and may be scheduled during the day, evening, or on the weekends. Hondros College has clinical agreements with long term care facilities, MRDD facilities, day care, and hospitals, to provide a thorough, hands-on learning experience for our students. We prepare students to have the bedside skills that will help them stand out in the workplace.
- The program is designed to be completed in 4 quarters. For additional information, click here.
- Successful completion of the program results in the ability to take the NCLEX-PN test to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse