• The ultimate goal of the Chester County Intermediate Unit Practical Nursing Program is to graduate the most highly prepared students. As such, upon completion of PNP, the graduate will:

    • Utilize the nursing process in giving safe, effective care to patients with complex problems.
    • Apply scientific principles in administering nursing care.
    • Use appropriate manual skills in giving patient care.
    • Formulate adaptive abilities to meet the individual patient's needs based on a complete head-to-toe assessment.
    • Perform holistic health care delivery in each individual patient's situation.
    • Administer medications that are within the legal scope of practice with 100% accuracy.
    • Utilize the nursing process for accurate documentation.
    • Communicate in a professional, mature, understandable way to patients, families and members of society concerning health care.
    • Refer patients, families and members of society with special needs to community help agencies.
    • Deliver health care within the legal framework of a practical nurse.
    • Teach safe health care practices to consumers.
    • Give appropriate patient teaching to patients regarding their disease process, medications, diet, or other related concerns.
    • Participate in continuing educational opportunities at place of employment, community locations and/or journals of nursing.
    • Be a role model to the community with preventive, healthy living.
    • Successfully pass the NCLEX - PN Exam.