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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

NOCTI and Nocti Business Solutions (NBS) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Practical Nursing (4162)

Formerly: 
Practical Nursing (4062)
Course Category: 
Location: 
NOCTI and NBS proctored test centers throughout the United States.
Length: 
Varies.
Dates: 
September 2009- Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students will be able to: identify and use various forms of practical nursing related communication; demonstrate acceptable Practical Nursing employee health habits; demonstrate appropriate professional behavior as a Practical Nurse; demonstrate basic computer skills related to Practical Nursing; report patient status and needs to appropriate health care team members; identify and apply appropriate medical terminology and abbreviations; practice within the role and scope of the job description; explain the client's "Bill of Rights"; follow facility guidelines regarding patient restraint; maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA guidelines; follow policies and procedures affecting the health, safety, and well-being of patients; recognize and report signs and symptoms of all forms of abuse and neglect; follow facility and legal guidelines related to documentation; identify the role of health care team members; utilize the chain of command; follow OSHA requirements; describe the relationships of body systems in providing patient care; describe the structure and function of body systems; describe characteristics of growth and development from conception to death; define and utilize the nursing process to assist with  patients' plans of care; identify and respond appropriately to emergency situations; maintain a safe physical environment; monitor and record patient vital signs; provide pain management and palliative care; identify signs, symptoms, and treatments related to disorders of body systems; administer safe care for patients with diseases and disorders of body systems; assist RNs with collection of relevant patient data; assist with identification and documentation of changes in health status that interfere with patient's ability to meet basic needs; provide appropriate care for patients across the lifespan; assist with admissions, transfers, and discharges and activities of daily living (ADLs); perform prescribed treatment procedures within the scope of practice; demonstrate use of good body mechanics; establish and maintain aseptic technique; measure for and apply anti-embolic/TED hose; identify nutritional needs of patients; provide appropriate pre-op and post-op patient care; demonstrate the six rights of administering medication; observe and respond to patient's need for medication; perform calculations and conversions, including time conversions; safely administer oral, topical, and parenteral medications; monitor and document use of controlled substance; document administration of medication and patient's response; properly store and dispose of medications and supplies; provide patient education related to medication use; provide care and maintenance of IV infusions; identify medications used in the treatment of diseases/disorders of the body system; identify and practice standard and transmission based precautions according to CDC guidelines; establish and maintain an isolation unit; identify the chain of infection and measures to prevent the transmission of disease; identify basic human needs across the lifespan; identify common manifestations of patients with psychological disorders; discuss family dynamics and the effects on patient health; provide culturally competent care; Identify stages of the grief process; identify community resources for individual and family health; prioritize and effectively complete patient care assignments; participate as a member of the health care team; and communicate and delegate tasks to assistive personnel. Performance Component: Take Vital Signs (24%); Transfer of CVA Patient (18%); Insertion of Indwelling Catheter (21%); Remove Contaminated Linen from Isolation Unit (9%); Administration of Medication (16%); Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation of an Adult Patient (12%).

Instruction: 

NOCTI and NBS exams assess individuals' end-of-program knowledge and skills in an online proctored proficiency examination format. In addition, some programs administer a NOCTI/NBS performance component test to assess application of skills.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nursing (11/13) (11/18 revalidation). NOTE: An additional 1-2 credits may be awarded based on successful completion of the Performance Component when given in conjunction with the written proficiency examination.

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