CPI Practical Nursing Program
Upon completion of the program, the graduate, based on preparation, knowledge skills, understanding and as a member of the health team functioning under the supervision of a licensed professional nurse, licensed physician or licensed dentist, shall consistently use sound nursing judgment to:
- Assess the clients biopsychosocial and spiritual needs in order to coordinate nursing care in all settings
- Analyze collaboratively with the professional nurse to develop the nursing diagnosis
- Contribute to the development of nursing care plans to facilitate expected client outcomes
- Assist the client of any age in meeting his/her biopsychosocial spiritual needs
- Employ effective communication skills
- Demonstrate a mastery of selected nursing skills
- Organize comprehensive nursing care
- Provide safe nursing care
- Utilize the client’s family as a support system
- Participate in health teaching of client and family
- Participate in evaluating achievement of expected outcomes
- Participate in modification of plans of nursing care
- Participate in evaluation of the teaching/learning process
- Demonstrate accountability for personal, vocational and professional behavior
- Independently seek new learning experiences
- Identify own strengths and weaknesses for improvement of the practice of nursing
Nursing Program Application
Length of Program: 12 months- full time classes and 2 years- part-time class, 1564 hours, including vacation/holidays.
Read course descriptions for the four different levels of the Practical Nursing Program at CPI.
- Submit a completed application form with application fee
- Take pre-admission test at CPI
- Submit high school transcript, GED or other course grades to school
- Submit two (2) personal references on appropriate forms
- Have a personal interview with the coordinator
- Obtain CPR certification before admission
- Submit current criminal record check and Child Abuse Clearance
- Complete physical exam, drug screen, lab tests and immunizations
CPI Nursing changed my life. I love my job, I’m changing lives, and I’m able to provide a nice life for my family. I felt extremely prepared for boards and the workforce. I had multiple job offers before I even graduated.
I received excellent training that prepared me for the NCLEX and a career in nursing.