2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - Nursing Education Program Practical Nurse Certificate

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PGM Code - 326A

Program Description This program prepares individuals to become Licensed Practical Nurses. Throughout the program, students integrate experience caring for patients in acute care hospitals, long-term care facilities and community agencies. Graduates receive a certificate in Practical Nursing. After graduation, individuals must take and pass the N-CLEX PN examination to be licensed by the State as a Practical Nurse. Licensed graduates are qualified for employment as entry level staff in long-term care facilities, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and home care agencies.

This 7 quarter part time program is designed for students who hold valid Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) license and are currently working in a direct patient care profession such as nursing assistant, medical assistant, and surgical technician.

This program is by application only; admission requirements are

  • Complete an application form for admission to the practical nursing program
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in prerequisite classes
  • Two professional recommendations
  • Criminal background check
  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant licensure in Washington State
  • Minimum of 6 months recent patient care experience
  • Complete TEAS V Test
  • Document technology skills

To view supplemental information and download an application form please go to: www.edcc.edu/lpn

Students planning to continue on to an RN program must meet the laddering requirements of the school to which they plan to apply.

Common Course Numbering  Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.

Credit/Grade Requirements The certificate requires successful completion of 72 credits. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 in all college-level courses as well as achieve a minimum grade of 3.0 in each NURS course.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Advisers for this program are
Kyra McCoy | kyra.mccoy@edcc.edu | 425.640.1990
Connie Lockwood | connie.lockwood@edcc.edu| 425.640.1691

Department Website
NURS | www.edcc.edu/lpn

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Certificate Prerequisites (27 credits)

Some courses have additional requirements; see course descriptions for more information. Prerequisites may be taken at any college providing they are equivalent to the course listed. See the supplemental information sheet for course equivalencies. Minimum GPA of 2.75. in the following prerequisites courses, with no less than 2.5 in any single course, is required to be considered for admission to the program.

Prerequisite Signatures

Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

General Education Requirements (5 credits)

General Education Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate General Education Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.

Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

Distribution Requirements (5 credits)

Distribution Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate Distribution Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Learning Requirements for this degree/certificate, students will be able to:

  • Behave with commitment, accountability, and integrity in the practice of nursing according to the legal and ethical standards for a licensed practical nurse.
  • Apply sound interpersonal and therapeutic communication skills to communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, families, support persons, and other members of the health care team.
  • Collect holistic assessment data from all available sources and document/communicate this data to members of the health care team.
  • Employ critical thinking skills to collaborate with members of the health care team to assist in: developing nursing diagnoses, establishing client outcomes, planning and implementing nursing care, evaluating outcomes, and revising nursing care based on established nursing diagnoses and collaborative problems.
  • Demonstrate respect and empathy while providing safe, therapeutic, individualized nursing care according to the established care plan.
  • Demonstrate competency in technical nursing skills, information literacy skills, and application of scientific knowledge in all aspects of client care.
  • Understand the role of the practical nurse in delegation, supervision, and collaboration with members of the health care team to manage resources and personnel in the delivery of nursing care to achieve client outcomes while supporting organizational outcomes.
  • Prepare a plan for role transition to obtain an entry level position in the field, including opportunities for future career development through continuing education, and further professional education in nursing through the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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