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The purpose of the Practical Nurse (PN) program at Davis Technical College is to prepare the graduate to function at the first educational level of nursing, the Licensed Practical Nurse, in a multitude of healthcare settings. Graduates will also be prepared to directly move into the next educational level of nursing: the Associate Degree. Classroom theory is provided concurrently with a variety of clinical practice situations.
The Practical Nursing program at Davis Technical College located in Kaysville, Utah is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000 www.acenursing.org
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.
Licensure examination pass rate for all first-time test takers: 97%
Program completion rate: Pending
Progression Rate to ADN Program: 98%
Licensure examination pass rate for all first-time test takers: 100%
Program completion rate: 86% (10 months), 88.0% (15 months)
Progression Rate to ADN Program: 97%
This program is open to qualified adult students that meet the following program requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent
3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
Submit a completed Practical Nurse Program Application
Following program acceptance, student must meet the following post-admission requirements:
Hold a current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) state certification on the first day of class.
Complete prerequisite courses before the first day of class. (The following are listed by WSU course numbers, although other regionally-accredited universities’ equivalent courses may be accepted. Additionally, all prerequisite and support courses must be passed with a C grade or better.):
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I (HTHS 1110)
or Human Anatomy (ZOOL 2100)
Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II (HTHS 1111)
or Human Physiology (ZOOL 2200)
Introductory Psychology (PSY 1010)
or Human Development (CHF 1500)
The following courses will earn additional points if completed before applying to the program:
Science and Application of Human Nutrition (NUTR 1020)
Introductory Pathophysiology (HTHS 2230)
A criminal background check is required. Any misdemeanor or felony conviction on record may negatively impact chances of completing the program, being placed on an externship site, and obtaining employment in a health care setting. See Program Coordinator for more information.
Pass a drug screening check.
For additional information about our program, including program hours and application points, please visit our FAQ page.
FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
Davis Technical College's Practical Nurse program values diversity in the students who wish to enter the profession of nursing. Students interested in entering the Practical Nurse program must be aware of functional requirements, environmental factors, and psycho-social demands and must be cleared by a medical provider in order to be considered as a candidate for entry into the nursing program.
Functional requirements include, but are not limited to the following:
Must be able to independently push, pull, and lift a medically-fragile adult when positioning or transferring
Must have the ability to palpate body structures and be able to differentiate and report subtle variations in temperature, consistency, texture, and structure
Must be able to hear, identify, and distinguish subtle variations in body sounds (i.e. lung, heart and bowel)
Must be able to read, understand, and apply printed material, which may include instructions printed on medical devices, equipment, and supplies
Must be able to visually distinguish subtle diagnostic variations in physical appearance of persons served. An example would be "pale color"
Must be able to distinguish subtle olfactory changes in physical characteristics of persons served
Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time
Must possess the ability to simultaneously and rapidly coordinate mental and muscular coordination when performing nursing tasks
Must be able to effectively communicate in English, in both written and verbal format
Environmental factors include the following:
Protracted or irregular hours of work, varying 2-12 hours including days and evenings
Ability to work in confined and/or crowded spaces
Ability to work independently as well as with coordinated teams
Potential exposure to harmful substances and/or hazards
Psycho-social demands include the following:
Ability to maintain emotional stability during periods of high stress
Ability to work in an emotionally-charged or stressful environment
CPR certification is required to practice in all healthcare facilities. Every student must be currently certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) for adults and children from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross before participating in clinical experiences. Two-year certification is acceptable and preferred. A copy of the certification card must be provided prior to beginning the program. BLS certification must not expire prior to the completion of the PN Program. It is the student's responsibility to obtain/maintain his/her CPR certification, and the student may not attend clinical if it expires during the semester.
Healthcare providers are required to have certain documentation to be able to practice in healthcare facilities (refer to the following list). Immunizations may be obtained at local immunization clinics or through private physicians. Your position in the Nursing program may be forfeited if this paperwork has not been completed.If a waiver for any vaccination is needed, proper documentation from a health department is required.
Documentation Required Includes:
A yearly two-step PPD skin test or a QuantiFERON Gold blood test for a tuberculosis screening. Step 1-PPD placed and read. Step 2-PPD placed and read again 2-4 weeks after 1st step. If positive results, submit a clear chest x-ray (within 5 years).
Two MMR vaccinations (measles, mumps, and rubella) or a positive titer for all three components. If rubella immunization was received prior to May, 1973, a titer should be drawn, as the immunization may need to be repeated.
Three hepatitis B vaccinationsanda positive "reactive" titer must be submitted. If the titer is negative, the student must receive another series and an additional titer with positive results.
TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccination administered within the last 8 years is required.
Two varicella (chicken pox) vaccinations or a positive titer.
Seasonal flu vaccination is required for each student attending clinical during fall and spring semesters. Proof of current vaccination is required by October 15th in order to maintain your placement in clinical.
COVID-19 vaccination (per the CDC guidelines). Documentation of a booster is recommended, but not required at this time.
Faculty will inform students if any other vaccinations become a requirement.
Placement Assessment Requirements
— No testing required for this program —
Credentials and Certifications
Davis Technical College Credentials
Davis Technical College Certificate of Program Completion
Licensed Practical Nurce (LPN)
The following academic agreements are available to students in the this program. In order to receive credit for course work included in these agreements, you must provide a transcript to the receiving institution.
Please be aware that some agreements require you to complete the entire program before they will transfer credit. Please contact your instructor at Davis Tech if you have questions.
This program is eligible to transfer credits towards an AAS degree to the following institutions:
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