The mission of Abcott Institute Practical Nurse Program is to provide accessible, inclusive learning environments that educate students to become knowledgeable, confident, and skilled as they use the nursing process to practice safe, competent, ethical, and culturally sensitive patient care within the scope of practice of licensed practical nurses. The nursing student cultivates a desire for life-long learning integrating best-practices in patient care to advance the health and well-being of all people.
Practical Nurses provide vital care to patients in need. Practical Nurse graduates provide basic care to patients in a variety of healthcare environments, including physicians’ offices, clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers, hospice agencies, and home healthcare settings. Licensed Practical Nurses for example:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for Practical Nurses is expected to grow by 16 percent through 2024. The average growth rate for all occupations is 7 percent. The job growth for PNs is faster than the average growth rate for all occupations. Why? As the health care needs of baby boomers increase, the population ages, and an increase in chronic conditions occurs, the demand for LPNs and their knowledge and skills is expected to rise. The median annual wage for Practical Nurses is $44,090 per year, approximately $21.20 per hour. For more information about Practical Nurses, visit www.bls.gov
You can join an exciting, challenging and growing employment field where professional satisfaction can be high as you nurture the health of others on a daily basis. Through a challenging and engaging practical nursing program, Abcott Institute can help you achieve your dreams of serving a critical role on the front lines of patient care in a variety of job settings. Upon completion of the final Abcott Institute Practical Nursing course, graduates will:
Demonstrate professional behaviors and accountability to the legal and ethical standards for a competent licensed practical nurse.
Effectively communicate in oral and written environments with patient, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary health care team incorporating interpersonal and therapeutic communication skills.
Collect holistic assessment data from multiple sources, communicate the data to appropriate health care providers, and evaluate client response to interventions.
Collaborate with the registered nurse or other members of the health care team to organize and incorporate assessment data to plan/revise patient care and actions based on established nursing diagnoses, nursing protocols, and assessment and evaluation data.
Demonstrate a caring and empathic approach to the safe, therapeutic, and individualized care of each client regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, political affiliation or belief, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and ability.
Implement patient care, at the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or dentist through performance of nursing interventions or directing aspects of care, as appropriate, to unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP).
Program designed to provide students the needed knowledge, skills, and clinical practice of a Practical Nurse through didactic course content, skill practice/acquisition/evaluation, and hands-on faculty supervised off-site clinical experiences which reflect the Licensed Practical Nurse scope of practice.
Skills Lab Procedures/Techniques
Course Standardized Exams to Become Familiar with NCLEX-PN
NCLEX-PN Predictability Exam to Access Readiness to Take Exam
NCLEX-PN Live Review
NCLEX-PN Exam Fee (One time only)
Abcott Institute Practical Nurse Program received initial approval from the Michigan Board of Nursing.