rasmussen.edu | 888-5-RASMUSSEN SCHOOL OF NURSING Practical Nursing | DIPLOMA Flex Choice Credit by Assessment Available | 11-Week Quarters (5.5-Week Terms) CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN • Hospitals • Long-Term Care Facilities • Assisted Living Centers • Rehabilitation Centers OBJECTIVE The Practical Nursing Program at Rasmussen University prepares graduates to provide safe, ethical, holistic, and compassionate client-centered care for diverse individuals. Integrated authentic learning experiences include the application of knowledge within the appropriate scope of practice. Students experience innovative curriculum which promotes lifelong learning through seamless academic progression, engaging care of self, and developing a spirit of inquiry. The contemporary, outcomes-based, laddered curricular framework aligns to the Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) Competencies and the National League for Nursing (NLN) Education Competencies. Graduates are academically prepared for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX-PN© examination. ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS Entrants must complete the following steps in order to be deemed eligible for admission: 1. Entrants must achieve a score on the School of Nursing Entrance Exam that is acceptable for admission to the School of Nursing per the School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences Entrance Exam policy. 2. In addition to the Application, Enrollment and Acceptance Requirements, entrants who have successfully completed the School of Nursing Entrance Exam must complete the following programmatic specific Acceptance Requirements: • Health physical and proof of immunizations in accordance with the School of Nursing Student Handbook • Criminal background screening • The entrant will be required to have current Basic Life Saving and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification with Defibrillator. A valid certification is defined in the School of Nursing Handbook. • Accepted entrants must complete the School of Nursing Orientation. • Any additional program-specific requirements as specified at the time of enrollment. • Entrants with prior college credits will receive a transcript evaluation during the admissions process. Entrants will receive written communication from the University confirming acceptance once all acceptance requirements have been met. • Outpatient/Ambulatory Care Centers • Home Health Care Services • Clinics • Physician’s Offices GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Lower Division English Composition (Required course) English Composition+ ENC 1101 Math / Natural Sciences (Required courses) Algebra+ MAT 1222 PHA 1500 MAJOR AND CORE COURSES Lower Division NUR 1055 PRN 1032 PRN 1150 PRN 1178 PRN 1253 PRN 1381 PRN 1409 PRN 1562 PRN 1664 PRN 1725 PRN 1831 PRN 1993 8 Structure and Function of the Human Body+ 4 Introduction to Nursing Client-Centered Care I Practical Nursing Skills I Client-Centered Care II Principles of Gerontological Nursing Principles of Pharmacology Client-Centered Care III Principles of Mental Health Nursing Practical Nursing Skills II Client-Centered Care IV Principles of Maternal-Child Health Nursing Practical Nursing Diploma Capstone General Education Credits Major and Core Credits Total Diploma Credits +Flex Choice Credit by Assessment available; see page 162 for details. The Practical Nursing Diploma is only offered at the Fort Myers, Central Pasco, Ocala School of Nursing, and Tampa/Brandon campuses in Florida; and the Brooklyn Park / Maple Grove, Eagan, Mankato, Moorhead, and St. Cloud campuses in Minnesota. The Practical Nursing Diploma is not offered in Illinois, Kansas, North Dakota, or Wisconsin. The Practical Nursing Diploma is a residential program designed to meet the educational requirement to apply for licensure as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Florida and Minnesota. While this program is only offered at select campuses in those states, it has been determined that this program meets the educational requirements for licensure as an LPN or equivalent in additional states as displayed below. “Meets” means that the program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure. “Does Not Meet” means that the program does not meet the educational requirements for professional licensure. “Undetermined” means that Rasmussen was unable to determine, after reasonable efforts, whether the program meets the educational requirements for professional licensure. Other licensure eligibility requirements may apply; please verify your eligibility against applicable rules, which may change at any time. • Meets: AK*, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, FL, GA, Guam, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, Northern Marianas Islands, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT*, U.S. Virgin Islands, VT*, WA, WI, WV*, WY • Does Not Meet: CA, CT, DC, MA, PA, TN, VA • Undetermined: American Samoa, Puerto Rico *“Meets” only if the program at your campus is programmatically accredited. 4 5 2 5 3 3 5 4 1 5 4 3 12 44 56 64
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