Practical Nursing – Diploma
The Practical Nursing program at Pioneer Pacific College prepares graduates to be career health team members within the discipline of nursing in a variety of structured healthcare settings. After successful program completion, graduates will be eligible to apply to the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) to sit for The National Council Licensure Examination, or NCLEX-PN. Once licensed, the graduate may be employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
The student will gain practical, hands-on experience during the clinical phases of the nursing program. This is done in interdisciplinary settings of hospitals, long-term care, and other community health facilities under the supervision of qualified nursing faculty.
Practical Nurses enjoy caring for others, have a positive bedside manner, possess good communication skills, work well as a part of a team and enjoy working with others in a professional medical setting. Many nurses find their careers quite fulfilling because they enjoy knowing that what they do on a daily basis helps numerous people lead healthier and happier lives.
Students should be aware that the courses in this program require not only clock hours in the classroom but also additional out-of-class learning activities that support the learning objectives.
“I don't feel any stress when I go to school here. I don't have any worries. I don't worry about what grade I'm going to get. I know that as long as I do all the work that's expected of me then I'm going to be successful.“Christian Moore, Practical Nursing Graduate