Nursing: Practical Nursing (P.N.)
This 11-month program prepares students for entry-level employment as practical nurses in hospitals, home health care, convalescent homes, and related health service professions. A Technical Certificate is awarded. Students who wish to continue to the R.N. level should consult with their advisor for those program requirements.
This program has a selective admission process. Applications are due by February 4, 2005. See below for details regarding specific requirements.
Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-P.N.). Students who pass the exam are qualified to practice as licensed practical nurses in the state of Idaho and may apply for licensure in other states by endorsement.
The curriculum includes basic and clinical foundations of nursing, medical and surgical nursing, maternal and infant care, nursing of children, psychiatric nursing, pharmacology, and geriatrics. The program is offered in cooperation with Kootenai Medical Center, local extended care facilities, physicians' offices and the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education.