The curriculum of Holy Name Medical Center School
of Practical Nursing is developed in accordance with the
philosophy and goals of the School and provides for the
education of the student as a practical nurse and as a person.
The curriculum design is based on a synthesis of constructs,
definitions and propositions from Orem's self-care theory. The
program extends over the period of one year. The nursing
courses involve classroom instruction, as well as clinical
experiences, which are supervised by the faculty of the School
of Practical Nursing.
- Use the nursing process to give direct care to individuals
and groups of patients with any type of well-defined health
deviation or self-care requisite.
- Acquire and apply knowledge and skills based on theory
and rationale, in administering care to the patient.
- Reinforce and review teaching plans for individuals and
groups of clients using the teaching-learning process that has
previously been developed.
- Establish professional interpersonal relationships/
communication with the patient, family and members of
the healthcare team.
- Coordinate the care of individuals and groups of patients
with health deviation or self-care requisites and meet their
therapeutic self-care demands.
- Demonstrate an understanding of patients' rights, privacy,
confidentiality and safety.
- Provide culturally sensitive nursing care that respects and is
compatible with each patient's ethnicity.
- Follow the code of ethics for nurses and make appropriate
ethical and legal decisions.
- Be analytical, critical and independent thinkers.
- Maintain or retain accountability for personal and
- Function within the scope of standards of care for Licensed