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Spring 2010 Course Catalog 
Spring 2010 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing Certificate

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Division: Natural & Health Science
Academic Dept: Nursing
HEGIS: 5209
Curriculum Chair: Prof. Kathleen DeLuca
Tel: 914-606-6735 (press 3 when prompted)

PN students prepare for entry-level positions as licensed practical nurses in hospitals, nursing homes, and the community. Practical nurses focus on administration of direct care in a holistic manner, with sensitivity to community and cultural needs. Nursing theory and skills are taught in the classroom and labs. Clinical experience in area institutions provides nursing practice with each course in a variety of settings: pharmacological and nutritional aspects of nursing are integrated to enhance learning and job readiness. Computers are utilized for data processing, Internet access, instruction, and review throughout the program. Laboratory practice enables the development of a multi-skilled practitioner, e.g., Venipuncture, EKG.

The PNA program consists of one summer session and two semesters. Students are required to purchase uniforms and supply their own transportation. Prior to starting the program, students are required to have a physical examination and obtain health clearance. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a certificate and become eligible to take the licensing examination in practical nursing.

Nursing students may participate in the college’s Honors Program


Program Note(s):

* This course is a prerequisite for Nursing I.

Practical Nursing is a selective curriculum and has an application deadline. See Health Professions Admission in the Admissions  section of the catalog for more details.

Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the program. The Nursing Department policy manual contains specifics regarding readmission, etc. Students may be eligible for Nurse Aid Certification exam at midpoint in PN program, upon satisfactory completion of PNA1 & CPR.


Minimum Total Credits: 47

Advisement Guide: The Advisement Guide provides important information to students about how best to complete this degree, including a semester-by-semester breakdown of how best to complete the required classes. Click here for the Advisement Guide’s 2-Semester Plan .

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