Nursing: Transition for Licensed Practical Nurses

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Program Description

The Transition for Licensed Practical Nurses Program curriculum is designed to prepare students for the nursing profession. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN nursing examination (National Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) to become a registered nurse. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (www.acenursing.org). New students are admitted each semester and are given both theoretical instruction and an opportunity for clinical application of nursing skills as they prepare for entry-level practice as registered nurses. After graduates have passed the nursing licensure examination, they will be prepared to fill beginning level positions as Registered Nurses in hospitals, doctor’s offices, or other health related institutions, and participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for clients throughout the life cycle. Graduates are eligible for admission to the fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at UH Manoa and UH Hilo.

Licensure

The Transition for Licensed Practical Nurses program prepares graduates for the National Council of Licensure Examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to perform as entry level registered nurses.

Qualities Needed

Important qualities of a nurse include enjoying working with and caring for people as well as being personable, reassuring, patient, compassionate, honest and reliable. Other qualities include being able to accept, give and use constructive feedback; having good manual dexterity and coordination; being able to act quickly and effectively in emergencies; being able to speak and write well; being able to work independently and within a team; and being able to deal with a variety of emotional expressions.

In order to prepare for a nursing career and program, you will need to develop a strong background in math, science and English; volunteer or work within a hospital, nursing home, clinic or other health care setting; develop good communication, computer, logical thinking and time management skills; take health-related courses; and complete prerequisite courses.

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