The Licensed Practical Nursing Program (L.P.N.), a program within the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, is an evening and weekend 56-credit certificate program. Upon successful completion of the required coursework, students are eligible to sit for the New York State National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (N.C.L.E.X.P.N.). Please be aware that the L.P.N. program has proposed a change to curricular requirements, pending approval by New York State. While pending approval, the program is not admitting new students.
NOTE: The College has been certified by the New York State Education Department to offer instruction (included within the L.P.N. curriculum) leading to New York State Nurse Aide Certification. Students are eligible to take the Nurse Aide Competency Examination after completion of the first semester courses of the L.P.N. curriculum upon request.
Upon successful completion of the Licensed Practical Nursing program requirements, students will be able to:
- Promote the dignity, integrity, self-determination, and personal growth of diverse patients/clients, their families, and oneself to provide individualized, culturally appropriate, patient-centered nursing care.
- Though collaboration with health care team members, utilize evidence, tradition, and patient/client preferences in predictable patient/client care situations to promote optimal health status.
- Articulate a unique role as a member of the health care team, committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe quality care, to provide optimal health care for diverse patients/clients and their families.
- Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care for diverse patients/clients and their families in collaboration with the health care team.