Practical Nursing Overview
The Practical Nursing (PN) program is an introduction to nursing. Licensed Practical Nurses provide patient care under the supervision of senior healthcare practitioners. After earning the diploma, a graduated practical nurse must sit for the NCLEX exam. Once passed, the practical nurse is eligible for licensure to become a PN.
Our Practical Nursing diploma program emphasizes critical thinking, clinical reasoning, effective communication and collaboration, and nursing theory.
ECPI University’s College of Nursing, Medical Careers Institute, offers a Practical Nursing program that can prepare you to become an important part of the healthcare team, working under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses. After completing the program, graduates should be able to:
- Participate in the delivery of care to clients and families
- Use critical thinking skills to safely perform necessary cognitive, psychomotor and effective nursing skills
- Communicate effectively with clients, families, and members of the healthcare team
If the nursing profession is calling you, consider ECPI University’s College of Nursing, Medical Careers Institute (MCI). Through MCI’s year-round program, you could earn a Licensed Practical Nursing diploma in as little as 15 months.