LPN to BSN
The LPN to BSN track is offered in a hybrid format with a combination of traditional on-campus and online courses. The LPN to BSN students will develop and expand their knowledge, skills, and abilities guided by six student-centered program learning outcomes that reflect professional standards and are necessary for success as a professional nurse in today's complex healthcare environment.
Those concepts include Person-Centered Care, Teamwork and Collaboration, Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement and Safety, Informatics and Technology and Professional Values. Students participate in selected learning activities to develop an understanding of the art and science of nursing. Graduates of the LPN to BSN program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for RN licensure.
The LPN to BSN program at WVC will consist of 90 credits over 2 years (6 quarters). The WVC at Omak hybrid model requires students to only come to the Omak campus three times a quarter for face-to-face simulation, skills lab, and didactic instruction. In quarters 4 and 6, students will complete blocked clinical experiences in North Central Washington. The program includes 75 credits of core nursing courses and 15 credits of upper-level general education coursework in writing, humanities (the art of nursing) and social science (health economics). Small class sizes (up to 15) are planned, and opportunities to apply for scholarships exist.
Program Learning Outcomes
By the end of the LPN to BSN program, successful graduate will be able to:
- Provide patient centered care for diverse populations to promote health and wellness.
- Utilize organizational leadership skills to collaborate with health care teams in a community and/or health care agency to promote safe and effective quality care.
- Utilize reliable evidence to inform and support clinical decisions which shape health care delivery and policy.
- Manage information and technology to promote communication, access research and other reliable evidence, and mitigate error in a variety of health care systems.
- Apply quality improvement processes to effectively implement patient safety initiatives and affect health system change.
- Demonstrate professional core values and behaviors that reflect baccalaureate nursing practice.
Graduates will demonstrate accomplishment of the program learning outcomes by successful completion of all course requirements, which will measure competencies in each learning area.
The LPN to BSN curriculum is guided by six student centered program outcomes that reflect professional standards and the relevant knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes necessary for success as a professional nurse in today’s complex health care environment.
Outcomes are leveled by quarter so students may have a clear understanding of expectations and their progress through the program. Upon completion of the program students will have met the program outcomes, the AACN Essentials of Baccalaureate practice competencies, and the competencies set forth by the Quality and Safety for Nurses (QSEN) initiative.
The organizing framework of Wenatchee Valley College program is based on significant core concepts which are integrated throughout the curriculum. These concepts are: