Pursue a career in nursing today!
For some students, the decision to pursue a career in nursing is easy. Maybe you come from a family of nurses or perhaps ever since you were a child, you dreamed of being a nurse. Maybe you experienced a life-changing event which spurred you to look into a career in healthcare. What nursing students all have in common is the dedication, passion and compassion to help others. Our nursing students learn what it takes to provide safe, quality, compassionate care for cross-cultural populations as well as provide care to patients both young and old. Newly licensed graduates are able to earn $18-23 per hour. A degree in practical nursing opens doors to opportunities. Make your dream a reality. Apply today.
Career Advisor: Jason Carroll253-680-7002 | email@example.com
Location: Downtown Campus Hours: N/A
Program Length: Four Quarters
College application fee is $50, and Practical Nurse application fee is $50, for a combined $100 fee.
Application deadline: There are no application deadlines. The fall and spring cohorts are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
(You cannot apply until all foundation coursework has been completed.)
(Do not complete these requirements until you have recieved an acceptance letter, and have attended the mandatory nursing program orientation.)
- Complete LPN Pre-requisite Pathway.
Pass a clear national criminal background check covering Washington state.
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Obtain medical and dental clearance.
Pass a drug screen.
Provide documentary evidence of current immunizations, medical insurance (illness and injury), Health Care Provider CPR.
Possess current liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million.
- AIDS/HIV training – seven hours.
- Complete a CASAS test.
- National Median Salary$45,030
- National Potential Annual Job Openings62,700
This information is base on data from August 2018. For updated information, visit careeronestop, a database sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.
See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.
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Note: Information is accurate as of its original posting date. The college reserves the right to edit, change, or update information as needed throughout the year. Up-to-date information is available in Student Services.
PRACTICAL NURSE - Associate of Applied Science: 105-122 Credits
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General Education Requirements
Students may choose courses from the following options to fulfill their degree requirements.
|Gen Ed Group||Credits Required||Course ID/Name||Credits|
ENGL&101 - English Composition I
An expository written communication course emphasizing critical thought, reflective reading, and information literacy with attention to rules and conventions of standard American English.
CMST&210 - Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase students' awareness of the value and impact of utilizing improved interpersonal communication skills and strategies.
PSYC&200 - Lifespan Psychology
This course is an introduction to the various states of human development. Emphasis is on the major theories and perspectives and their relationship to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan.
BIOL&241 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
The first class in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
BIOL&242 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is the second in a two-quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization
BIOL&260 - Microbiology
This lab focused course is a survey of the biology of organisms too small to see without a microscope. It emphasizes the development of microscopy and culturing skills necessary to investigate the nutrition, grown, metabolism, isolation and identification of medically important bacteria. Lectures cover the concepts of microbial genetics and classification, infectious disease, immunity and immunization.
CHEM&121 - General Chemistry
Students in this course explore the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities and extended lecture concepts introduce the students to the experimental process.
NUTR&101 - Intro to Nutrition
Study of human nutrition and health. Topics include digestion, absorption and processing nutrients in the body; chemistry and functions of the major nutrients: carbohydrates, fat, protein; vitamin and mineral functions; food, culture and diet, energy balance, diet and metabolism; fitness and health; nutrition of the life cycle, food safety and local and world hunger issues
MATH&146 - Statistics
This course is designed to teach the student counting rules, probability, mean and standard deviation, graphing, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Also applications in business, health and technology
Professional Vocational Relationships
Students receive an overview of the health professions and the healthcare delivery systems with emphasis on the LPN's role in the health care working environment. Topics include nursing history, trends, disease prevention and wellness promotion, and guidelines for legal and ethical practice. Focus on the nursing process and basic therapeutic communications skills, basic human needs and healthy adjustments are also discussed with an emphasis on cultural, ethnic and religious needs. Students review legal requirements for licensure as a practical nurse. Liability issues related to practice, as well as ethical issues are discussed. Sutdents review the Washington State Administrative Code for the practical nurse and discuss scenarios of how to work within professional boundaries. Students will recognize the need for change in the strucutured healthcare setting and demonstrate active participation in change.
|All GEN EDS, CTNA course, Active NAC License||4|
Nursing Fundamentals I/Simulation I
This course provides the beginning nursing core upon which all subsequent nursing courses are built with an emphasis on people as holistic beings with basic human needs. Included are specific nursing care principles common to all clients. Discussion focuses on identifying the needs of individuals within a family and community environment. Students will be introduced to simulation of ehanced demonstration & mastery of beginning practical nursing concepts and skills.
|All GEN EDS, CTNA course, Active NAC License||7|
Intro to Med-Surg Nursing
This course provides an overview of the care and management of patients with cardiovascular, respiratory diseases. Diseases are studied in relation to etiology, pathophysiology, clinical signs, medical management and geriatric implications. Discussions integrate principles of pharmacology/medication administration, diagnostic testing, and nursing interventions to assist the client s return to maximum levels of function.
|All GEN EDS, CTNA course, Active NAC License||4|
Nursing Fundamentals II/ Simulation II
This course provides advanced practical nursing skills for succesful transition into clinical settings. Included are special nursing care principles common to all clients. Discussion focuses on identifying the needs of individuals within a family and community environment. Simulation scenarios become more complex to facilitate higher level practical nursing concepts and skills.
Clincal I / Simulation III/ Clinical Math
Within a variety of clinical settings, students begin to utilize the nursing process to give comprehensive care to a diverse population of clients. Clinical experience is integrated with theory under the guidance of faculty and enables the student to implement skills and apply theory learned in the classroom. Simulation is utilized to augment clinical learning opportunities.
This course provides an overview of the care and management of patients with hematologic & immune mediated disorders. Several diseases will be examined in relation to etiology, pathophysiology, clinical signs, medical management and geriatric implications. Discussions integrate principles of pharmacology/medication administration, diagnostic testing, and nursing interventions to assist the clients return to maximum levels of function.
This course focus is on the practical nurses role in medication administration to persons of all ages. Basic concepts, various medication delivery systems, dosage calculation, drug classifications, and nursing implications are presented for the various bodily systems. Safe administration and documentation of medications are presented in the laboratory setting
This course provides an overview of the care and management of patients with endocrine, GI, GU and orthopedic disorders. The diseases are studied in relation to etiology, pathophysiology, clinical signs and symptoms, medical management and geriatric implications. Discussions integrate principles of pharmacology/medication administration, diagnostic testing and nursing interventions to assist the client's return to maximum levels of function.
Clinical II/Simulation IV
Within a variety of clinical settings, using the experience gained in PNUR222, students continue to utilize the nursing process to give comprehensive care to diverse populations of clients. Clinical experience is correlated with theory under the guildance of faculty and enables the student to implement skills and apply theory to the practice of the practical nurse. Simulation will be uitlized to augment clinical learning opportunities and advanced nursing math prinicples will be introduced.
Advanced Clinical II/Simulation V/Clinical Math
Within a variety of clinical settings, using the experience gained in PNUR233, students continue to utilize the nursing process to give comprehensive care to a diverse population of clients. Clinical experience is correlated with theory under the guidance of faculty and enables students to implement skills and apply theory to the practice of the practical nusre. Simulation will be utilized to augment clinical learning opportunities and advanced nursing math principles will be reinforced.
This course facilitates the application of the nurse process in the care of a developing human, from prenatal to through adolescence milestones to promote optimal individual health and development at any stage of the health continuum. Male & female reproduction, including normal & abnormal pregnancy will also be discussed.
This course provides an overview of the nursing care concepts related to mental health, neurological and eye and ear disorders. Diseases are studied in relation to etiology, pathophysiology, clinical signs and medical management and geriatric changes. Discussions integrate principles of pharmacology/medication administration, diagnostic testing, and nursing interventions to assist the client's return to maximum levels of function.
Clinical III/Simulation VI/Clinical Math
Within a variety of clinical settings, using the experience gained in PNUR234, students continue to utilize the nursing process to give comprehensive care to a diverse population of clients. Clinical experience is correlated with theory under the guidance of faculty and enables students to implement skills and apply theory to the practice of practical nursing. Simulation will be utilized to augment clinical learning opportunities and advanced nursing math principles will be reinforced.
This course includes an exeperience with a staff licensed practical nurse as a mentor or preceptor in a selected clinical area for the student's final clinical experience. Students increase skill level from orientation to performing almost independently under the supervision of their mentor.
Independent Project I
Independent Project II
Independent Project III
Students prepare for careers as licensed practical nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. Clinical activities are an integral part of this program, which is approved by the Washington Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. During the clinical phase, students demonstrate nursing competencies under supervision at clinical sites and improve skills by working with a healthcare professional in a preceptorship role. Graduates are required to pass the Washington State Practical Nursing licensing exam to practice as licensed practical nurses in Washington State. Prior to licensing exam, the applicant will need to provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent.
At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
- Assist in implementing the nursing process to provide care that is safe, compassionate, culturally and developmentally appropriate.
- Assessment — make observations, gather data and assist in identification of needs and problems relevant to the client.
- Analyzing – assist and collaborate in developing a list of actual and potential nursing diagnoses and selecting the goals for care.
- Planning – contribute to the development of nursing interventions to meet the needs of clients and families.
- Implementation – carry out planned interventions to client care.
- Evaluation – appraise the effectiveness of care.
- Use communication skills effectively in order to function as a member of the healthcare team and apply beginning skills in verbal, non-verbal and written communication, recognizing and respecting cultural diversity and the spiritual beliefs of individual clients and families.
- Demonstrate, in a work environment, responsibility for own actions by using critical thinking and decision making to plan and organize client care.
- Participate in self-assessment, including self-evaluation of personal health habits.
- Seek learning opportunities that will foster growth.
- Apply knowledge of ethical and legal principles and responsibilities pertinent to self, client, and others.
- Practice conservation of available resources.
- Follow employer rules and regulations.
- Assist in the health teaching of clients recognizing individual differences.
- Health teaching – assist in the development of teaching plans for individual clients and families.
- Implement teaching of basic health information according to the individualized teaching plan.
- Communicate client’s request for information to appropriate team member.
- Demonstrate an understanding of own role in the health care delivery system.
- Function as a practical nurse within the health care delivery systems.
- Recognize functions of health care delivery system.
- Act as client advocate in health maintenance and clinical care.
- Recognize the need for change health care and demonstrate willingness to participate in effecting change.
- Recognize need to adjust functions to comply with the accepted Practical Nurse role and assist in assessing effectiveness of current nursing practices.
- Discuss the value of belonging to professional organizations.
- Use information systems and patient care technologies in support of safe nursing practices.
In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College.
- Human Diversity
- Effective Communication
- Critical Thinking
Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.
Julia Campbell, program technician
253.680.7316 | Email