Practical Nursing - Moorestown

LPN101C - Certificate Program

CIP Code: 51.3901
SOC Code: 29.2061

Day and Evening Programs

Lincoln Tech Inc. 2019-02-08T14:45:25-05:00 2019-02-11T18:06:34-05:00 Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Technical Institute, Inc. Lincoln Tech,Moorestown ,Practical Nursing

Program Objective

The Practical Nursing Program was designed for the adult learner who wishes to enter the Nursing field and become involved in the hands-on part of nursing care. Practical Nursing meets the student’s need for vocational training and the needs of the community for qualified LPN’s in the workforce. Nursing is a helping profession that assists individuals, families, groups and communities in the promotion of optimal health. The aim of nursing is to promote wellness and assist in preventing illness, restoring health and facilitating coping. Nursing is a dynamic interpersonal profession in which goals are best accomplished through use of the nursing process. Nursing care is provided to patients whose self-care deficits require assistance from the nurse in meeting health care needs. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) function as a contributing member of the health care team by providing nursing care under the supervision or direction of a registered nurse or licensed physician. The LPN’s scope of practice includes contributing to data collection, nursing diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of the plan of care. Duties may include assignment of specific tasks and teaching basic nursing skills and principles. Practical nurses provide safe and effective care for individuals or groups in various settings. The expected outcome of this program is to provide the graduate with the ability to obtain an entry-level position within a physician’s office, clinic, nursing home, rehabilitation center or hospital after successful completion of the Licensure Examination.


Course Description

This course is designed to provide information necessary to gain a basic knowledge of the anatomical structure and the normal function of the human body. Lectures and laboratory activities are used to present course content. The primary goal of this course is to provide a foundation upon which students may build further knowledge and skills in order to render quality patient care. This course also relates how the parts of the body influence each other and contribute to effective overall functioning in maintaining homeostasis.

Course Description

The NURSING FUNDAMENTALS I course provides instruction on the basic nursing skills. It includes infection control techniques, and lab and work place safety. The nursing process, patient assessment, documentation, and vital signs, and mobility concepts are taught. Nursing skills are mastered in the nursing arts laboratory and applied clinical settings during Clinical I.

Course Description

In PROFESSIONAL AWARENESS (PA) I, the student looks at the history of nursing including the contributions to the profession by practical nursing, Students explore the role of the practical nurse, the clinical decision-making process; the health care team concept; problem-solving/critical thinking; skill/study strategies; ethical/legal/moral; and teaching/learning processes. Students also discuss surviving and thriving in nursing school.

Course Description

Nursing Clinical I is the first of four clinical courses. In this course students apply basic and beginning knowledge obtained from nursing theory and interactive laboratory experiences to provide basic care to clients and families. Students apply knowledge acquired from nursing and theory courses to provide basic care that is safe, follows the principles of practical nursing, views the client needs holistically, while addressing the client needs utilizing the nursing process. Client needs are stressed and integrated processes of clinical problem solving, caring, communication, documentation and teaching/learning are introduced.

Course Description

The NURSING FUNDAMENTALS II (NF II) course provides instruction on the basic nursing skills. It provides instruction on concepts related to a patient’s basic needs such as oxygenation, elimination, sleep/rest/pain, basic nutrition/diet therapy, and wound care. Nursing skills are mastered in the nursing arts laboratory and applied clinical settings during Clinical II.

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to various medication classification systems, and numerous medications’ effect on the human organism. This course also includes a comprehensive review of mathematical functions as they relate to dosage calculations. The student will be required to take a Dosage Calculations exam. This course also includes medication administration and requires the student to demonstrate competence in medication administration skills in the laboratory setting. Principles of Pharmacology acquaints the student with the basic classification systems for medications as well as the general action, use, side effects and nursing implications common to each classification system.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the biological, social and psychosocial processes that contribute to human growth and development across the lifespan. Areas covered include theories of development, learning and personality. Also included will be concepts of sociology, culture, status, role and identity. Areas of care for the older adult include physical and psychosocial changes, strengths and limitations which occur as part of the aging process. The role of the nurse in preventative and restorative care throughout the life span is emphasized.

Course Description

Nursing Clinical II is a continuation of Nursing Clinical I. In this course students continue to apply basic and beginning knowledge obtained from nursing theory and interactive laboratory experiences to provide basic care to clients and families, up to and including geriatrics. Students continue to apply knowledge acquired from nursing and theory courses to provide care that is safe, follows the principles of practical nursing, views the client needs holistically, while addressing the client needs utilizing the nursing process. Client needs are stressed and integrated processes of clinical problem solving, caring, communication, documentation and teaching/learning are reinforced.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of care for the client with Mental Health needs throughout the life span. This course will focus on current theories, treatment modalities, pharmacology and therapeutic communication. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the manifestations of a variety of mental health disorders. The nursing process will be utilized to respond to various ethical, legal, emotional and behavioral issues.

Course Description

This course covers the physical and emotional aspects of pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum care. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, and prevention of complications for the mother, fetus and newborn infant and changes related to the family unit. Health problems that complicate pregnancy are discussed including those related to the mother and the infant. Pharmacology pertaining to Maternal Child Health is also discussed. The nursing process is applied to provide effective client care. Strong emphasis is placed on the nurse’s role as teacher in health promotion.

Course Description

The systems approach to this course is designed to provide the student with a broad base of knowledge of selected diseases and disorders which effect individuals as they move along the wellness/illness continuum. Emphasis will be placed on using the nursing process to meet the unique needs of each patient and family and/or support system during disruptions of health with the goal of returning the individual to an optimal level of wellness or to support them through the experience of death. Cultural and ethnic implications and variations will be examined to provide the student with a holistic experience. Multi-system disorders will be integrated throughout this course to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of alterations in health. Included will be the basic pathophysiology within selected biological system disorders. Emphasis will also be placed on appropriate methods of health maintenance where applicable, diet therapy, evidenced-based practice, and the use of medications for the restoration and maintenance of health.

Course Description

This Clinical Experience contains elements of Medical Surgical Nursing I, Mental Health Nursing and Maternal Pediatric Nursing. Depending on scheduling, the student’s participation in the medication administration competencies may occur in this course. This clinical experience will provide the student with the opportunity to observe and/or care for clients in a sub-acute clinical environment, mental health setting, pediatric setting, and the maternity client and family situation. Clinical competencies must be successfully completed to receive a passing grade for this course.

Course Description

This course is a continuation of Medical Surgical Nursing I. The systems approach continues with this course and is designed to provide the student with a broad knowledge base of selected diseases and disorders affecting individuals of all ages as they move along the wellness/illness continuum. Emphasis will be placed on using the nursing process to meet the unique needs of each patient and family and/or support systems during disruption of health with the goal of returning the individual to an optimal level of wellness or to support them through the experience of death. Cultural and ethnic implications and variations will be examined to provide the student with a holistic experience. Multi-system disorders will be integrated throughout this course to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of alterations in health. Included will be the basic pathophysiology within selected biological system disorders. Emphasis will also be placed on the appropriate methods of health maintenance and where applicable, diet therapy, evidenced-based practice, and the use of medications for the restoration of health.

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare the student for the role transition to Licensed Practical Nurse. Professional topics include the responsibility of licensure, the necessity of continuing education, concepts of management and supervision of patient care, and the involvement in nursing organizations. State Board of Nursing regulations and Practical Nursing’s Standards of Nursing Practice will also be discussed. A session on Disaster Nursing and the Licensed Practical Nurse’s role along with Bioterrorism issues will be included.

Course Description

This Clinical Experience is a component of Medical Surgical Nursing II. Clinical competencies must be successfully completed to receive a passing grade for this course. Depending on scheduling, the student’s participation in the medication administration competencies may occur in this course. Clinical experience will provide the student with the opportunity to care for clients of all ages in a sub-acute clinical environment.




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