After completing the Practical Nursing program at Madison Area Technical College you will be able to:
1. Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to caring, advocacy and quality care while adhering to evidence-based practice.
2. Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.
3. Integrate knowledge of social, mathematical and physical sciences, pharmacology, and disease processes while participating in clinical decision making.
4. Provide patient centered care under supervision by participating in the nursing process across diverse populations and healthcare settings.
5. Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the healthcare team, and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.
6. Collaborate as an active member of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.
7. Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error and assist with decision making.
After successful completion of the Practical Nursing Program, graduates may be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam, to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and practice as an LPN.