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    Practical Nursing Program (PN) 

    “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” 
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Practical Nursing Program ( PN)

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
    The Practical Nursing Program consists of 1350 hours of instruction made up of didactic (603 hours), Laboratory (72 hours), and clinical instruction (675 hours).  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 program of study is 1350 hours
    11 Months: Full -Time/Day Classes/Hours 8:30 am - 2pm/Monday - Thursday
    15 Months: Part-Time/Night Classes/Hours 5:30 pm - 9:30pm/Monday - Thursday 
    15 Months: Part-Time/Weekend Flex Program/Hours 9AM-5PM/Fridays & Saturdays
     
    ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: In order to be considered for admission into the Practical Nurse program, applicants must undertake and meet the minimum admission criteria: 

    • Must complete 120HR Nursing Assistant (CNA) program from a licensed school. 

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

    • Applicants should 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)-----Exam cost $58

    • Submit a completed application----A non-refundable $100 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.

    • Applicant must submit (2) reference letters

    • 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, HPV 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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