Graduates of the Practical/Vocational nursing program are prepared as entry-level practitioners to provide nursing care for individuals with common health concerns. Additionally, the program is designed with structured settings under the direct supervision of some professional nurse or other legally credentialed personnel. Emphasis is placed on meeting the healthcare needs of adults as well as those who require assistance to maintain or restore optimum health. **(Note Students will sit for a LPN Credential State Board of Nursing Credential to practice)
The program is designed to provide entry level students with the skills and the theoretical foundation to perform invasive procedures for the purpose of medical laboratory testing. The student in this program will be taught the techniques for performing venipuncture, capillary puncture, urine collection and other collections for clinical processing.
The program provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for employment in a clinic or physician’s office. Throughout the Medical Assistant Program and to function successfully in an entry-level position as a Medical Assistant, students are introduced to a vast knowledge base required in the areas of anatomy & physiology, pathology, the body systems, medical terminology, medical front office procedures, x-ray, electrocardiography and laboratory diagnostic procedures.