1,332 hours • Certificate program • Day classes
Levittown campus only
The Practical Nursing program will require three consecutive terms (15 weeks) of full-time study to be completed in 11 months. The curriculum is equally distributed between classroom and clinical/laboratory experiences. It provides the graduate with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function as a practical nurse. As a member of the nursing profession, the graduate will be competent in providing basic nursing care for clients across their lifespan in a variety of health care settings. Students will be qualified to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and function as a beginning level PN in a structured setting. Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN exam, the PN will work under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist. The program also provides a career path in nursing for graduates who are interested in continuing their education.
Job Titles for Graduates of the Practical Nursing Program
The following list includes, but is not limited to, many of the most common job titles for which this program prepares students and requires the use of the skills learned as a predominant component of the job.
|Charge Nurse||Licensed Practical Nurse, Clinic Nurse||Private Duty Nurse|
|Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse||Licensed Vocational Nurse||Triage Licensed Practical Nurse|
|Clinic Nurse||Office Nurse|
|Licensed Practical Nurse||Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse|
Experiences provided in the clinical area will be concurrent with topics presented in class.
In the first term, the clinical experience will take place during NSG101, Foundations of Nursing, in a long-term care facility and consists of eight hours per week for the last nine weeks of the term.
In the second term, the clinical experience will take place during NSG104, Adult Health Nursing I, and will consist of 16 hours per week for 15 weeks of subacute care rotation at a long-term care and/or rehabilitation facility or acute care at a local hospital.
In the third term, the clinical experience will take place during NSG107, Adult Health Nursing II, and will consist of 15 hours per week for the entire 15 weeks divided, based on course requirements, between a long-term care and a childbearing/pediatric outpatient facility, while observing the care of individual clients.
For admission criteria for the Practical Nursing program, please see the Admissions section in the school catalog.
In addition, the pre-entrance requirements for the prospective PN student include the following:
- Be at least 17 years of age
- Proof of United States citizenship, permanent residency, or eligible non-citizenship
- Passing score in ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) (current national average established by ATI) of reading, math, science, and English and language usage (three attempts allowed)
- Go to Assessment Technologies Institute LLC to register for the TEAS exam
Acceptance into the program requires that the student has successfully submitted, completed, or demonstrated the following:
- Interview with the Admissions Department and/or Nursing Faculty or Director
- Three letters of recommendation
Evidence of good health is required through the following:
- Physical exam by a New York State licensed medical practitioner, including proof of current Mantoux test, tetanus, hepatitis B (or a waiver), and other specified immunizations, as well as positive titers for rubella, varicella and rubeola
- Compliance with all Core Performance Standards for clinical practice for admission (see additional form)
- Current CPR certification for health care providers and BLS (Basic Life Support)
Since admission to the Practical Nursing program is competitive, meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admittance to the program. All components of the admission requirements are considered in making the decision to admit a student.
- All classroom and lab work will be at Hunter’s Levittown campus.
- Clinical sites are primarily located in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
- Students will be required to travel to these areas.
Consumer Data Regarding Programs Leading to Gainful Employment
- All figures are for students who completed the program between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013.
- Job placement statistics relate only to the Medical Assistant program and related fields of study.
- Figures may not include jobs secured by students in their field of study who did not report their employment.
- Job placement rates are those reported to the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
- These rates have been reported also to the New York State Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision.
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