Practical Nursing Program

Practical Nursing Program

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:

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