Practical Nursing Program (Diploma)
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 mission of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Nursing Program is to provide the education necessary for entry into nursing. This program prepares the graduate to provide culturally competent care. Our mission is to educate nurses to be culturally sensitive, focusing on the health needs of the American Indian population and the rural community. Upon completion of this program the graduate will be eligible to sit for the licensure exam.
Vision & Philosophy
The Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Nursing Program believes in the importance of preparing graduates who can provide excellent nursing care which is compassionate, safe, and culturally competent for individualized patients and families based on current evidence based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, teamwork, nursing informatics and knowledge of quality and safety in the health care system. We believe the adult learning theory is best suited to guide the instruction of nursing students in this program. We believe that a concept based nursing program will foster and encourage professional development, the spirit of inquiry and the value of lifelong learning as nurses. We believe in the National League of Nursing core values of caring, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity, and patient connectedness.
Practical Nursing Diploma Program
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 receive a grade of “C” or higher in all prerequisite courses. A minimum grade of “B” is needed in all Nursing courses. If a student receives less than a “B” in any Nursing course 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.
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