The Practical Nursing program will prepare students by giving them the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to provide nursing care and to begin a successful career as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
The program will focus on providing patient care for the sick, injured, convalescent, and disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses while practicing ethical, moral principles and standards of practice that are specific to the LPN.
Students learn concepts including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pediatrics, maternal/newborn nursing, and mental health nursing. Students also learn skills such as how to administer medication, gathering vital signs, and cardiac care.
The program includes clinical rotations in which students will get clinical experience in hospitals, specialty clinics, daycare settings, long-term care facilities, physician offices, residential facilities, and home health care settings.
The Practical Nursing program at Great Lakes Institute of Technology is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The program is in Provisional Approval status.
Students are required to take the TEAS entrance exam to enroll in the Practical Nursing program. A score of 40.7 or higher must be achieved. Great Lakes can accept scores from previously taken exams but must have been taken within one year of enrollment.