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Practical Nursing Studies

Practical Nursing Studies is a diploma program which prepares you for a career as an essential member of the health-care team.

Diploma Program

Practical Nursing Studies is a diploma program which prepares you for a career as an essential member of the health-care team. Practical Nursing education is the means by which individuals acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to function at the direction of a registered nurse and/or licensed physician or dentist. As a PN studies graduate, you may be eligible for licensure as an LPN, allowing you to provide vital hands-on nursing care in a variety of settings.

Academically ready students can apply to the program following the guidelines of each location's competitive admission process. Interested applicants should review the information provided here and contact their program advisor for application requirements.

This program is offered at the Georgetown and Dover campuses.

What You Can Do

In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for LPN  positions in such locations as: 

  • Long-term care facilities
  • Clinics
  • Physician offices
  • Correctional health settings
  • Public health centers
  • Home care private duty 

What You'll Learn

Program Graduate Competencies

The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.

  1. Apply sound nursing judgment by incorporating theoretical knowledge and clinical reasoning skills to provide clinically competent nursing care.
  2. Practice appropriate communication techniques while functioning as a member of the healthcare team.
  3. Model caring behaviors while recognizing the uniqueness of the individual.
  4. Provide nursing care that incorporates the principles of leadership and advocacy.
  5. Use professional, ethical, and legal standards of nursing practice.