The purpose of the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Practical Nursing program is to prepare students as entry-level nurses who provide safe and competent care to diverse populations across a variety of health care settings. Congruent with the mission of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, this program will promote social and cultural awareness through a local-to-global perspective that emphasizes the American Indian population and the diversity of all cultures, to confidently assess and provide health care needs in rural communities. Upon completion of this program and successful state board exam results, the student will be eligible to use the title of Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
The practical nursing students at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College are participatory and collaborative partners in the learning process that is unique to nursing. Nursing faculty should be competent facilitators to motivate students in a learner-centered, inclusive, and supportive environment. Students are provided the choices, freedom, and experiences to meet behavioral objectives (ethics, values, honesty) and program outcomes.
The practical nursing program includes the following nursing philosophies of:
Person. A strong focus on the holistic aspects of the human experience (physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, developmental, spiritual); treating others with dignity, respect, informed choices, and confidentiality is at the foundation of nursing care.
Health. Promotion of an individual’s perception of health and well-being. Care should be responsive, patient-centered, appropriate, and timely to enhance health status and potential.
Environment. Emphasis on management of internal and external influences in any health care setting to provide a safe and healing environment that avoids harm and disease.
Nursing. Promote life-long and meaningful learning to meet the needs of all populations now and in the future. The provision of effective, safe, competent, and appropriate care in a variety of health care settings is demonstrated and reinforced.
The practical nursing program is a one-year diploma program.
– Students must be currently listed on the Minnesota State Nursing Assistant Registry.
– CPR certification must be current.
– Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher in all prerequisites. A minimum grade of “C” is needed in all Nursing classes. If a student falls below the 2.8 GPA or receives less than a “C” in any Nursing class they will be dropped from the program.
The current degree program planner checklist of required courses is available for viewing and printing here.
Degree requirements and course are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.
To receive more information about the Practical Nursing diploma program, contact:
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
The following link provides information on program costs, financing, and success. Please click on the program name to be directed to the page link.