Registered Nurse ( RN)

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Registered Nurse Program consists of 72 credit hours of instruction made up of General Education (15 hours), Health Science (12 hours), Core Nursing Courses (45 hours) to also include clinical instruction. Students will perform nursing skills in the laboratory and clinical setting under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse instructor.

HANDS-ON LEARNING INCLUDES: 
Advance Nursing Skills; Anatomy and Physiology; Nutrition and Infection Control
Clinical experience in Medical, Surgical, Obstetric, Pediatric, and Geriatric nursing. Clinical experience in both Acute and Long term care facilities
Pharmacology and Administration of Medications
Basic Life Support (BLS) course

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Nursing Homes

  • Hospitals

  • Mental Health Facilities

  • Assisted Living Facilities

  • Private Homes

  • Clinics

  • Department of Health

  • Doctors Offices

  • Insurance Companies



PROGRAM LENGTH:

This course is offered twice a year.
12 Months: Full -Time/Day Classes/Hours 8:30 am - 2pm/Monday - Thursday
16 Months: Part-Time/Night Classes/Hours 5:30 pm - 9:30pm/Monday - Thursday 
16 Months: Part-Time/Weekend Flex Program/Hours 9AM-5PM/Fridays & Saturdays
 
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for admission into the Practical Nurse program, applicants must meet the minimum admission criteria: 

  • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age (must present valid ID with date of birth).

  • Applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED. (Please stop by the Admnistrative Office for information on GED)

  • Applicants must complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills Entrance Exam (TEAS) and earn an overall passage score of 65% or more. -----Exam cost $70

  • Submit a completed application----A non-refundable $150 application fee is due at time of enrollment. The fee is exclusive of the total tuition cost.

  • Applicant must complete a level II background screening. 

  • Applicant must submit a (2) page Professional Goal Essay: Why I am choosing to further my healthcare career?

  • Applicant must submit (2) reference letters: (1) personal; (1) professional 

  • Applicant must have current standard First Aid and CPR/AED for healthcare providers (from American Heart Association) prior to acceptance or before the Core Course is completed.

  • Maintain School accident and liablity insurance

  • Completion of health screening to include: immunizations, HEP series or signed refusal, negative PPD result or chest X-Ray; to be completed and signed by Physician.

  • Submit a copy of Social Security Card 

  • Applicants are interviewed and accepted into the program based on, their entrance and critical thinking exam results, background clearance, references, and applicant responses. 

  • Once accepted applicants must complete all deposit requirements, execute a payment agreement (if third party funding was not obtained), attend the mandatory orientation and confirm start date.

Please Note: HHI reserves the right to deny applicant on the basis of not meeting entrance requirements.

 


 

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