|*John A. Logan College|
John A. Logan College believes that Practical Nursing (PN) as a vocation can best be taught within the framework of an institution which considers its main function to be providing education for the community of which it is a part. Therefore, the Practical Nursing Program and John A. Logan College have philosophies which are interrelated to assist in developing the potential of the student.
The program exists primarily because there is a great need for licensed practical nursing personnel in the health services of the diverse community college district. In addition, there is need for many individuals to become employable, some of whom desire a health career.
|John A. Logan College defines Nursing as a process of assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care through cognitive (knowledge), affective (attitude) and psychomotor (skills) techniques. In striving for the attainment and maintenance of health, nursing encompasses preventive, supportive, therapeutic and rehabilitative measures provided in a manner which allows for preserving the dignity of individuals.
Education is a continuing process, offering a constant source of stimulation and self-evaluation, and necessitating change. The education offered in this program allows for participation of students in determining their best learning situations. The teaching-learning process is a responsibility shared by faculty and students.
The nursing faculty is responsible for providing stimulating learning experiences and allowing for individual creativity and flexibility of performance. The nursing students' responsibility is to demonstrate interest in and strive toward achievement of the goals and objectives of the Practical Nursing Program.
Practical nursing education prepares the graduate of the program to function as a member of the health care team under the direction of the registered professional nurse and/or the licensed physician or dentist. The student practical nurse, upon completion of the John A. Logan College Practical Nursing Program, will have the ability to exercise sound nursing judgment based on cognitive, affective and psychomotor preparation and, therefore, have the capabilities to pass the State Licensing Examination/NCLEX.
The Practical Nursing Program of John A. Logan College is not static. It reflects national health care trends and meets community needs by assisting in the education of diverse populations leading to employment.