The practical nursing program at Trinity Global College is a one-year certificate program that prepares the student to enter nursing in the Practical Nurse role. Graduates may be employed in acute care settings, long-term care, and ambulatory settings. Graduates must take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam and meet the Board of Nursing Requirements to become licensed. LPNs often choose to continue their education by enrolling in a Registered Nursing program.

The role of the Practical Nurse is outlined in the Board of Nursing within its Nursing Practice Act.

“Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses typically do the following:

  • Monitor patients’ health—for example, by checking their blood pressure
  • Administer basic patient care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters
  • Provide for the basic comfort of patients, such as helping them bathe or dress
  • Discuss the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns
  • Report patients’ status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors
  • Keep records on patients’ health” 1

Practical Nursing Mission Statement

The Practical Nursing Program prepares students to engage in life-long learning and function in the role of a Practical Nurse. Upon licensure, the graduate will provide holistic, ethical, client- centered nursing care to diverse clients across the lifespan within the community while preserving respect for client’s culture, values, and learning needs. The graduate will work within interprofessional teams and communicate effectively while retaining quality and safety concepts.

Practical Nursing Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning outcomes are derived from Trinity Global College’s mission and integrate the NLN’s Competency Model. Upon completion of the Practical Nursing program, graduates will

    1. Apply holistic principles of nursing care and knowledge of the sciences regarding client preferences and values to provide safe, client-centered care across the lifespan.
    2. Utilize the nursing process, within the Practical Nursing scope, to promote quality and safe client-centered care.
    3. Collaborate with interprofessional team members to perform evidence-based nursing care across the lifespan and meet the client’s learning needs using health informatics.
    4. Communicate with interprofessional team members, culturally diverse clients, and communities to provide client-centered care.
    5. Participate in quality and safety activities to facilitate the improvement of nursing care.
    6. Function in the role of practical nurse while upholding ethical, legal, and regulatory conceptsto maintain personal and professional integrity and life-long learning.

Program Curriculum

Course Code Course Title
PNXXX Health Careers Core (Nursing Assistant)
PNXXX Medical Terminology 
PNXXX Practical Nursing Role and Personal Communication and Interpersonal Relationship Skills Legal Aspects of Practice
PNXXX Anatomy and Physiology/Growth and Development throughout the Life Span (Body Structure and Function)
PNXXX Fundamentals of Nursing (Skills lab & Data Collection lab) with Nutrition 
PNXXX Geriatric Nursing and Clinical
PNXXX Pharmacology and Medication Administration  
PNXXX Medical Surgical Nursing I and Clinical
PNXXX Mental Health Nursing and Clinical
PNXXX Medical Surgical Nursing II and Clinical
PNXXX Community Health Nursing and Clinical
PNXXX Maternal/Child Nursing and Clinical
PNXXX Pediatric Nursing and Clinical
PNXXX Leadership/Transition to Practical Nursing

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