ENGLEWOOD— The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) Adult Education Division’s new Registered Nurse Diploma Program is a 12-month, 50-week program consisting of classroom, online, laboratory, and clinical experience.
Graduates of the RN Diploma Program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Licensure Exam. Students who pass the exam will be prepared to work in various healthcare settings as a Registered Nurse.
MVCTC Superintendent, Dr. Nick Weldy, stated, “The Miami Valley Career Technology Center Adult Education Registered Nurse Diploma program is a project that the district has been working on for more than a year. This new opportunity will provide a bridge for those nurses with an LPN license to quickly and effectively obtain the education needed to become a registered nurse. In addition, it also provides an avenue for some of MVCTC’s high school healthcare students to be able to receive credit for LPN courses while still in high school and fast-track their ability to enroll in the registered nurse program shortly after graduation. It is an amazing opportunity for both MVCTC’s secondary and adult education healthcare students.”
The goals of the Adult Education Registered Nurse Diploma Program are:
● Apply nursing concepts, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning based on biopsychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual aspects of individual patients across the life span.
● Utilize the nursing process in providing safe, prudent care to meet patients’ human needs.
● Integrates theory of injury, disability, and disease processes in relation to the biopsychosocial, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual health needs of the individual patient, utilizing adaptation methods.
● Demonstrates competency in critical thinking, and clinical reasoning in the performance of clinical nursing skills.
● Utilizes effective interpersonal relationships with patients, peers, and members of the health care team.
● Recognizes the importance of professional growth by acquiring knowledge and skills through continuing education.
● Meets all requirements for application for licensure by the Ohio Board of Nursing.
● Consistently demonstrates professional behavior as a member of the healthcare team, recognizing the importance of adhering to the registered nurse code of ethics.
● Demonstrates delegation of nursing tasks in accordance with Chapter 4723-13 of the Ohio Board of Nursing Administrative Code.
Courses taught will include LPN to RN Transition, Introduction to Pharmacology, Nursing Informatics, Adult Nursing 1, 2, & 3, Pharmacology, Community Health Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, Nursing Care of the Child, Professional Transitions 1 & 2, Capstone/NCLEX Review, and Clinical Rotations.
MVCTC Adult Education Director of Nursing, Ms. Stephanie Benson, MSN, RN, shared, “The LPN to RN Diploma Program provides our alumni and current practicing LPNs the opportunity to further their educational and career goals in nursing. The program is designed to benefit current LPNs and help strengthen the nursing workforce in our community. I like to say that we are a small nursing program that leaves a big imprint in healthcare, and I am very excited to be a part of helping our students grow professionally.”
Classes will start on Aug. 2, and will be held Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., except for clinical days.
Interested students must already hold an LPN license and attend an RN Diploma Program Information Session before applying. The Information Sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, April 13, or Thursday, April 28, starting at 6:30 pm. Enrollment for the first RN Diploma Program will close at 5 p.m. on July 14.
Visit www.MVCTC.com/RN for more information about the Registered Nurse Diploma Program or call the Adult Education Officer at 937-854-6297.