2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate

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The Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) Certificate is an 8-week transition course designed for the student who wishes to take the NCLEX-PN and begin a career as a practical nurse.

Credit Hours Required: 3

This certificate is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. To explore other financial aid opportunities, please visit YC Admission.

Note: There are special admission requirements for the LPN certificate program, including admission to the Nursing program and completion of NSG 150, NSG 152, NSG 153, NSG 155, and BIO 205.

Program Requirements (3 credits)

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the LPN certificate program, the learner will be able to:

1. Patient Centered Care
Recognize the patient or designee as the source of control and full partner in providing compassionate and coordinated care based on respect for patient's preferences, values and needs.
2. Teamwork and Collaboration
Function effectively within nursing and interprofessional teams, fostering open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision-making to achieve quality patient care.
3. Evidence Based Practice
Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise and patient/family preferences and values for delivery of optimal healthcare.
4. Quality Improvement
Use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes and use improvement methods to design and test changes to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems.
5. Safety
Minimize risk of harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance.
6. Informatics
Use information and technology (IT) to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making.