Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

Blackfeet Community College Nursing Program prepares entry-level practical nurses as providers of care across the health/illness continuum and as members the profession. The nursing program will give individuals the necessary competencies, cultural and clinical practices required for safe, effective, holistic nursing. The faculty promotes the growth and development of students into safe, caring, and professional nurses with accountability for actions based on theory, critical reasoning, evidence-based practice, and effective communication to meet the challenge of continued changes in the health care environment. Not only will the graduates of BCC serve the Blackfeet Nation and communities across Montana, they will also be prepared to work in any healthcare setting across the country. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Practical Nurse Examination. Gainful Employment Disclosure 

The Learning Outcomes are as follows:

• Implements patient centered care that promotes health and disease prevention which is ethical, cost effective, comprehensive, and coordinated. Engages patient and families as partners while advocating for individual preferences.

• Utilizes current research findings, expert opinion, clinical reasoning, and patient preferences in implementing a plan of care.

• Contributes as a member of the inter-professional team to improve quality of care to enhance patient outcomes.

• Participates in the care of patients, utilizing best practice, with the goal of achieving the highest level of patient outcomes.

• Utilizes technology to communicate as a member of the care team in support of clinical decisions.

• Utilizes national safety and reliability principles and technology to reduce risk of harm to patients and providers.

Students majoring in Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) in Practical Nursing (PN) are required to take the follow courses for a total of 45 credits:

PN Program 45 Credits
PKNIAny Piikani Class3
BIOH 104Human Biology3
BIOH 105Human Biology Lab1
WRIT 101College Writing3
M 120Mathematics with Health Care Applications3
PSYX 100Introduction to Psychology3
NRSG 130Fundamental of Nursing3
NRSG 131Fundamentals of Nursing Lab3
NRSG 135Pharmacology of Practical Nurses3
NRSG 136Pharmacology for Practical Nurses Lab2
NRSG 140Adult Health nursing4
NRSG 141Adult Health Nursing Clinical3
NRSG 142Nursing Care of Women and Children3
NRSG 143Nursing Care of Women and Children Lab1
NRSG 148 Leadership Issues for Practical Nurses2
NRSG 149Leadership Issues for Practical Nurses Lab1
NRSG 152Gerontology and Community Nursing2
NRSG 153Gerontology and Community Nursing2