Practical Nursing – AAS

The focus of the practical nursing curriculum is to provide education leading to basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological, and sociological sciences and of nursing procedures. This program uses standardized procedures in the observation and care of the ill, injured, and infirm, in the maintenance of health, in action to safeguard life and health, and in the administration of medications and treatments. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Practice safe, effective and culturally sensitive nursing care under the supervision of other health care personnel for all ages in a variety of health care settings as a licensed practicing nurse;
  • Perform as a participant in the health care team contributing to the steps of the nursing process;
  • Contribute to the identification of deviations from normal health status, begin appropriate nursing interventions, and communicate this to the health care team;
  • Perform basic therapeutic nursing procedures safely;
  • Recognize the legal and ethical role as a health care provider; and
  • Communicate effectively with clients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary health care team.

Nursing Program Director:
Myrna Ridenour, MSN, RN, BC

Nursing Program Advisor:
Karrie Bolivar
(406) 756-3365

For general information, contact:
Cathy Fabel
Nursing Program Assistant
(406) 756-3385

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Last modified: April 28, 2014