SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL NURSING (LPN)
Program Length: 15 months - 1,425 hours (includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practices)
Tuition and fees $12,100, estimated cost of text books $478, NCLEX-PN Review Course $275
This program is equivalent to 55 weeks of full time study excluding vacation, breaks and holidays. The course work consists of classroom lectures and small group work, computer assisted learning modules, laboratory experiences and clinical practice. Forty percent (22 weeks) is devoted to classroom and laboratory activities while sixty percent (33 weeks) is spent in clinical practice.
Nursing theory, laboratory and clinical practice are offered concurrently throughout the program. Homework, frequent oral and written quizzes, written exams, observation competency evaluations and return demonstrations in laboratory setting are used to evaluate student learning.
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Pre- Nursing - NURS 001- Nursing Trends/ Life Skills
Semester One- Level One
Bio 101 ~ Anatomy and Physiology
Com 100 ~ English Composition
Psy 101 ~ Behavior Science
Semester Two – Level Two
PHARM 100 Pharmacology Theory and Laboratory
NURS 101- Fundamentals of Nursing, Theory, Laboratory, clinical
Semester Three – Level Three
NURS 102 Medical Surgical Nursing 1- Theory and Clinical
NURS 103 Medical Surgical Nursing 11-Thoery and Clinical
Semester Four – Level Four
NURS 103 Obstetrics and Newborn Theory and Clinical
Change to NURS 104- Pediatric Theory and Clinical
Change to NURS 105- Psychiatry Theory and Clinical
Semester Five Level Five
REV 100- NCLEX-PN Review Cours
Admissions Requirements: High School Diploma or GED. Those failing to meet these minimum requirements will be referred to GED training and/or the Career Advancement Program (CAP - a program specifically designed to help applicants increase their test scores. Also, students must successfully pass the Kaplan pre-nursing entrance exam and be either a US citizen or a permanent resident.
It is the philosophy of the School of Practical Nursing that education is indeed a life-long process and the key to personal, professional and economic development. Based on this philosophy, the educational program of the school is designed to be especially responsive to the needs of urban-residing paraprofessionals, such as Certified Nursing Assistants and Certified Home Health Aides wishing to continue their education in nursing. New Community is devoted to facilitating an educational and career trajectory in nursing. It has mobilized its own resources, as well as those of the private/public sectors, to assist students achieve their nursing education goals. The school is designed to offer its students convenient locations and class schedules that accommodate work schedules. It will also provide work-study options. In addition, they may offer educational grants, scholarships, tuition assistance and stipends at the time of registration. Low-cost or fully subsidized day care for dependents, free tutoring, free classes and seminars aimed at enhancing study skills, and free remedial course work, are also available. To assist students in continuing their education beyond practical nursing, the faculty and administration of the school are dedicated to the establishment of articulation agreements with both associate degree, diploma and baccalaureate nursing programs.
The faculty of the School of Practical Nursing is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in both the teaching and learning process. Students are expected to recognize their role and responsibility in their own learning. Faculty utilizes a variety of effective educational methods and pursues continuing education. The faculty also believes that the curriculum must be responsive to dynamic social forces that influence health care delivery systems, including the site of care. Therefore, clinical components of the curriculum will emphasize experiences in increasingly vital settings such as home health, outpatient departments and nursing homes. Through a student centered environment, the goals of the teaching/learning process are to foster acquisition of nursing knowledge and skills, professional socialization, acquisition of nursing values and ethics, personal growth, and a commitment to life long learning.
Gainful Employment Program Disclosure: Licensed Practical Nursing
New Community Mission
To help residents of inner cities improve the quality of their lives to reflect individual God-given dignity and personal achievement.