Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

Certificate Description

The Practical Nursing Program is a comprehensive, accredited, two-semester practical nursing program.  The PN program provides hands-on, competency-based technical education through classroom instruction, laboratory simulation, and experiential clinical practice. This engaging curriculum is provided in a variety of healthcare settings to afford the knowledge and skills needed in the care of the human lifespan from infancy to the aged.

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program prepares undergraduate students to be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam and practice as an entry-level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This program offers seamless continued education from the Licensed Practical Nurse to a Registered Nurse (RN) through Weber State University PN to RN program located here at the Bridgerland Logan campus.

Practical Nursing Program Student Learning Objectives

A graduate nurse will demonstrate the following entry-level competencies:

  1. Assess basic physical, emotional, spiritual, and socio-cultural needs of the healthcare client.
  2. Contribute to the development and implementation of nursing care plans utilizing established nursing diagnoses for clients with common, well-defined health problems.
  3. Provide safe and effective nursing care according to accepted standards of practice, priority of client needs, and individual and family rights to dignity and privacy.
  4. Utilize effective written and oral communication to establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients and their families.
  5. Identify personal strengths and weaknesses for the purpose of improving performance.
  6. Differentiate between care that can be provided by the practical nurse, registered nurse, and/or unlicensed assistive personnel.

*Based on National Standards of Practice from the National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Services, Inc.(NAPNES)

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Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing program at Bridgerland Technical College is accomplished through continuous, sequential instruction, which progresses from simple to complex concepts and theories. Theory and skills are taught concurrently and utilized immediately, first in a simulated lab setting, then in health care facilities under the supervision of clinical faculty.

Accreditation: The Practical Nursing Program is State Board approved and accredited through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.(ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404.975.5000, www.acenursing.org.

Semester 1
Fundamentals of Nursing
Caring for the Client Requiring Drug Therapy
Human/Workplace Relations
Clinical Applications 1
Semester 2
Caring for the Adult
Caring for the New Family
Employment Preparation for the Practical Nurse
Clinical Applications II
Upon completion of the Nursing Program the student may be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).

DOWNLOADS

Point Worksheet
Student Handbook (includes immunization requirements)
Program Application

 

Certificate Courses

Additional Requirements

Workkeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Prospective students must successfully complete the basic academic assessment and provide a copy of the Assessment Center letter and score sheet with his/her completed application. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (435) 750-3188.

Individuals must apply for admission into the program. Clinical courses require travel to Logan, Brigham City and occasionally Salt Lake City areas. A non-refundable $50 background check fee is required and must be completed before class begins. In addition, drug screens are a requirement of this program.

Immunizations are required to participate in all clinical areas. Details are available in the Student Handbook.

Employment Outlook
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When can I start?

The nursing program accepts students twice a year utilizing a competitive application process. The application deadline for Fall Semester is June 1, and the deadline for Spring Semester is November 1. Please contact the Nursing Student Advisor at 435-750-3140 for additional information.

Assessment

Workkeys Assessment: Workplace Documents (Level 5), Graphic Literacy (Level 5), and Applied Math (Level 5). Prospective students must successfully complete the basic academic assessment and provide a copy of the Assessment Center letter and score sheet with his/her completed application. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (435) 750-3188. Individuals must apply for admission into the program. Clinical courses require travel to Logan, Brigham City and occasionally Salt Lake City areas. A non-refundable $50 background check fee is required and must be completed before class begins. In addition, drug screens are a requirement of this program. Immunizations are required to participate in all clinical areas. Details are available in the Student Handbook.

Is Financial Aid available?

Bridgerland Technical College participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time certificate programs. The Financial Aid Office provides information for grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits. Bridgerland Technical College does not participate in or endorse any loan program. The Financial Aid Office is located at the Main Campus, 1301 North 600 West.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$2,415 - this is an estimate,
Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$242 for tuition and fees (books and supplies are additional).

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
1500 Hours (including prerequisite/pre-admission courses) - 10.5 months (not including prerequisite/pre-admission courses).

Graduates can continue in the Registered Nursing Program through Weber State University.
Hours per Week
N/A
Certificate Availability
High School Students:
Not available

Adult Students:
Mon - Fri, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Offered Spring and Fall Semesters.
Some early morning and evening clinicals required.

Outcome Data

Reported annually to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN):

Program Completion Rate: 96% (Number of students who complete the program in no more than 150% of the stated nursing program length.)

Job Placement Rate: 73.17% (Percentage of graduates employed in a position for which the nursing program prepared them. This excludes those who continue their education.)

Licensure Examination: 100%

Source: ACEN Annual Report 2017-2018 Academic Year

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education:

Program Completion Rate: 96%
Job Placement Rate: 89%
Withdrawal 4%
Licensure Examination: 100%

Source: Nursing COE Report FY2017/2018

License Required

National Council of State Boards of Nursing Licensure
Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus - Main

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

Telephone: 435-734-0614

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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1301 North 600 West
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