Practical Nursing

Director: Melissa Temple, PhD, MSN, RN

Advisors: McGowan, Olander, Wilson

The Practical Nursing program prepares the individual to assist in providing general nursing care requiring basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological, and sociological science, and of nursing procedures which do not require the substantial skills, judgment, and knowledge required of a registered nurse. This care is performed under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist.

Graduates of the eleven-month program will be awarded the Certificate of Practical Nursing and may apply for licensure to the Mississippi Board of Nursing. Graduates will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) ®.

Students who complete the program requirements, three semesters, as identified by the Mississippi Community College Board, will be eligible to apply for LPN licensure. The graduate of the program functions as a provider of care and a member of a profession. This curriculum references the Client Needs and Integrated Process Categories from the Test Plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses.

Legal Limitations for Licensure as a Practical Nurse:

Information related to applying for licensure to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse, upon completion of the Practical Nursing Program, is contained in the Mississippi Nursing Practice Law and Rules and Regulations. Graduates must apply to the Mississippi Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) ®. Practical Nursing Program applicants should be aware of restrictions regarding who may qualify to write the NCLEX-PN ®:

 

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Career Information

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be qualified for, but not limited to, the following careers:

Gainful Employment

Program Outcomes