Award: Practical Nursing Certificate
For more information: Visit http://www.harford.edu/nursing or contact Laura Cianelli Preston, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, 443-412-2438, firstname.lastname@example.org; the Nursing office, 443-412-2246; or Advising, Career, and Transfer Services, 443-412-2301.
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The program is designed to provide students with the
competencies required to practice as a Licensed Practical
Nurse. After successful completion of the second semester
of the Associate of Sciences Degree Nursing Program, nursing
students may enroll in the ten-week summer session to
complete the nursing course requirements for the Practical
Nursing Certificate. Students contemplating completing the
PN nursing certificate should enroll in the fall-spring sequence
of courses. Adequate enrollment will be required for these
courses to be offered. The course of study includes both theory
presentation and supervised clinical laboratory experience at
affiliating health care agencies. The program offers daytime
theory sections. Day or evening clinical sections may be
required. Graduates of the Practical Nursing Certificate
option are eligible to take the National Council Licensure
Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
The Practical Nursing Certificate Program is approved by the
Maryland Board of Nursing. The Associate of Sciences Degree
Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for
Nursing Accrediting Commission, 3343 Peachtree Road NE,
Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 – 404-975-5000.
Upon completion of the Practical Nursing Certificate Program at Harford Community College the graduate is expected to:
- Function in a team relationship to assess clients of any age to determine needs and to contribute to a database with reference to growth and development, physical and emotional comfort and safety, interpersonal relationships and physiological interactions, with consideration for ethnic and cultural variations.
- Plan nursing care in a team relationship to assist the client to meet his/her needs by adapting to or eliminating stresses
- Implement a nursing care plan in collaboration with other health care providers.
- Assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of nursing care.
- Assume responsibility for continued nursing development and personal growth.
- Apply ethical principles to the practice of practical nursing.
* A grade of C or better must be earned in these courses.
** These classes are offered summer term only.
*** Recommended courses from admissions requirements.
# Represents term courses. Nursing courses are either
full-semester courses or term courses; second and third
semester clinical courses may not be taken concurrently.
Students planning to return to the RN program immediately
after PN summer session must complete BIO 205 prior to
starting the third semester of the nursing program.
Practical Nursing, 49 credits
Occupations: Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse
Link to O*Net: http://www.onetonline.org/find/result?s=practical nursing
Tuition and Fees: $6,571.00
Time to Completion: 3 years
Note: The 2011-2012 Catalog was used to define credits to completion, and program cost.
Program length is calculated based on average 9 credits per semester, assumed the student was college ready and not required to take developmental course(s).
These figures are based on estimations, and do not include any increases that may occur in course materials or credit fees.
For additional information go to: http://www.harford.edu/catalog/pdf/gainful-employment.pdf
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003
and ENG 012, or ENG 018; and MATH 001 or MATH 010. See graduation
requirement details in this catalog for further information.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates as a member of the health care team under the supervision of a licensed health care professional. LPN responsibilities include delivery of direct client care, promotion of health and rehabilitation, and the safeguarding of life and health in a variety of health care settings. Employment statistics continue to predict favorable growth rate for this occupation. Hospitals, long term care, and other health related facilities employ licensed practical nurses.