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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (LPN) Certificate

Certificate | NURS.LPN.CT
CIP Code: 51.3801
Visit Center for Health Studies, Room 1402 or call 301-546-0731 for your faculty advisor

Program Description

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program prepares students to use the nursing process to collect and organize relevant health care data and assist in the identification of the health needs/problems of clients throughout their life span and in a variety of settings. The entry-level licensed practical nurse, under appropriate supervision, is prepared to coordinate and provide care, while contributing to the plan for nursing interventions to meet the needs of clients with commonly occurring health problems having predictable outcomes. Graduates of the LPN Program earn a certificate and are eligible to sit for the LPN licensure examination (NCLEX-PN). The LPN Program articulates with the associate degree RN program providing graduates with advanced standing. Those seeking admission to the LPN Program should select this petitioner category as their program for admission to the college.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Nursing (LPN) Certificate will be able to:

  • Collaborate with members of the health care team to facilitate care of patients in regard to the legal and ethical standards of the practice of licensed practical nurse
  • Plan and implement activities that promote safety and protection of the patient
  • Cooperate with other health care providers to assist patients to meet age-associated health needs
  • Provide patient teaching and care activities that promote health and prevent disease
  • Utilize therapeutic communication skills to support the patient’s emotional, mental, and social well-being
  • Participate in culturally sensitive nursing interventions to assist the patient/family to adapt to stressors
  • Initiate caring interventions for patients experiencing common health alterations while in a variety of settings
  • Identify potential threats to the physiologic function for patients/families and initiate interventions to promote adaptation

Sequence of Study - Nursing (LPN) Certificate

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not  include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 47 Credits

Check BIO-2050  for eligibility requirements.

PAS-1000   is not a prerequisite to the Nursing (LPN) Program and will not be included in the qualifying GPA used in the ranking for program admission. It is recommended that students take PAS-1000 prior to program admission, but it may be taken concurrently with NUR-1020 .