Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5114
First Term: 2016 Fall   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 22-29
CIP Code: 51.3901

Occupational Area: Health Science
Instructional Council: Nursing Program (42)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 29-2061.00

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Fast Track Practical Nursing program provides students with the theory and skills required to practice as a practical nurse in acute care, extended care, and intermediate care settings. The program of study combines nursing theory lectures with planned patient care learning experiences in hospitals, nursing homes and health care agencies. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). Licensing requirements are the exclusive responsibility of the Arizona State Board of Nursing according to Title 32, Chapter 15 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.

Consumer Program Costs and Career Information

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
Students should meet with Nursing Program Director to make appropriate course selection for NUR180PN or NUR150.
+ NUR160PN Practical Nursing Theory and Science I 11
+ NUR180PN Practical Nursing Theory and Science II (11)
+NUR150 Practical Nurse Bridge Course (12) 11-12
Credits: 22-23

Program Competencies
1. Function effectively in the role of the beginning Practical Nurse under the direction of a Registered Nurse. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and evidence based practice through utilization of the nursing process as a guideline in providing nursing care. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
3. Assist with data collection and contribute to the established plan of care. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
4. Implement an established plan of care using appropriate practical nursing knowledge. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
5. Assist with the evaluation of nursing care based on established outcome criteria. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
6. Apply therapeutic communication techniques in providing basic nursing care for clients throughout the lifespan. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
7. Perform technical aspects of basic, safe nursing care. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
8. Demonstrate identified caring behaviors. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
9. Function in accordance with the ethical and legal standards of practical nursing practice. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
10. Illustrate use of relevant technology for client care and documentation. (NUR150, NUR160PN, NUR180PN)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 17, 2016

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.