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ERIC Number: ED531191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2008 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Postsecondary Practical Nursing. (Program CIP: 51.3901 - Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training)
McNutt, Jana; Clowers, Pat; Collum, Lara; Canton, Dixie; Comfort, Sherri; Kron, Maxine; Mahaffey, Elizabeth; Hancock, Jane; Waldrup, Sandra; Walker, Sherri; Pearson, Lisa; Miller, Kelly; Cooper, Patti; Bedwell, Susan
Research and Curriculum Unit
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate effectively; think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions; and interact with each other and the technologies in the workplace. Vocational-technical programs must also adopt these practices in order to provide graduates who can enter and advance in the changing work world. The curriculum framework in this document reflects these changes in the workplace and a number of other factors that impact on local vocational-technical programs. The Practical Nursing program prepares the individual to assist in providing general nursing care requiring basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological, and sociological sciences; and of nursing procedures which do not require the skills, judgment, and knowledge required of a registered nurse. This care is performed under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist. Students that complete the program requirements, 3 semesters, as identified by the Mississippi Department of Education, will be eligible to apply for LPN licensure. The graduate of the program functions as a provider of care and a member of a profession. This curriculum references the Client Needs Categories from the Test Plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses[R]. Appended are: (1) Client Needs Categories from the Test Plan for the National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses[R]; (2) Related Academic Standards; and (3) 21st Century Skills. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses