Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

REOC
Chisa Parker
Last Update March 25, 2024
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About This Program

Rochester EOC’s Practical Nursing program is a 1135.5 clock hour comprehensive, accredited New York State program, which combines classroom study and clinical experience. This training program encompasses training and education of direct patient care in acute and long-term care facilities. The course content, combined with successful program completion, assists students in preparing for the NCLEX exam.

Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to apply to the NCLEX-PN examination, the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses.

  • Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year Practical Nursing program are open and must be submitted by March 8. 2024 at 3pm. Please review the application deadline dates and schedule and REOC program application information for more information. 
  • REOC encourages all applicants to review and apply for any available programs. 
  • Applicants are required to attend an information session prior to scheduling an interview.
  • Applicants will be notified of information session dates and times.

The REOC Practical Nursing program (HEGIS 5209.20) is re-registered thorough September 1, 2025 with:

Program Information:
Program Number: Nurs1020
Total Clock Hours: 425
Lab Clock Hours: 117
Theory Clock Hours: 204
Clinical Clock Hours: 104

Prerequisites:
Anatomy and Physiology with passing of 75% or better.

Program Description:
This course provides an introduction to nursing and roles of the nurse. Emphasis is placed on the knowledge and skills needed to provide safe, quality care. The theoretical foundation for nursing skills is presented. The student is then given an opportunity to learn then demonstrate basic nursing skills in the classroom and laboratory setting.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Patient/Client Relationship Centered Care
    Outcome: Practice nursing that is patient/client centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients.
  2. Interdisciplinary Collaboration
    Outcome: Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote continuity of client care.
  3. Evidence Based Practice
    Outcome: Question the basis for nursing actions using current evidence from scientific and other credible sources as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.
  4. Quality Improvement
    Outcome: Promote quality improvement by contributing to the implementation of care-related plans to improve health care services.
  5. Safety
    Outcome: Provide a safe environment for clients, self and others.
  6. Informatics
    Outcome: Use information technology in the provision of client care.
  7. Professionalism
    Outcome: Identify how one’s personal strengths and values affect one’s identity as a nurse and one’s contribution as a member of a health care team.
  8. Leadership
    Outcome: Use leadership skills in the provision of safe, quality client care.

Methods of instruction:

  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Skills Videos
  • Laboratory Practice
  • Group Discussions
  • Online resources
  • Group Projects

Program Information:
Program Number: NURS2000
Total Clock Hours: 314
Clinical Clock Hours: 80
Lab/Open Lab Clock Hours: 101.5
Theory Clock Hours: 132.5

Prerequisites:
Fundamentals of Nursing with a minimum 80% average in all nursing content courses (an 80% for each course or unit, and cumulative of all units/courses for the semester respectively). Pass clinical with a minimum 80% average.

Program Description:
This course focuses on the care of adult and older adult clients with common medical/surgical health problems. Emphasis is placed on physiological disorders that require management in an acute care facility. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe client care in selected acute care settings.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Patient/Client Relationship Centered Care
    Outcome: Practice nursing that is patient/client centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients.
  2. Interdisciplinary Collaboration
    Outcome: Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote continuity of client care.
  3. Evidence Based Practice
    Outcome:  Question the basis for nursing actions using current evidence from scientific and other credible sources as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.
  1. Quality Improvement
    Outcome: Promote quality improvement by contributing to the implementation of care-related plans to improve health care services
  2. Safety
    Outcome: Provide a safe environment for clients, self and others.
  3. Informatics
    Outcome: Use information technology in the provision of client care.
  4. Professionalism
    Outcome: Identify how one’s personnel strengths and values affect ones identity as a nurse and ones contribution as a member of a health care team.
  5. Leadership
    Outcome: Use leadership skills in the provision of safe, quality client care

Method of Instruction:

  • Textbook readings
  • In-class lecture and group discussions
  • Student presentations
  • Written assignments

Program Information:
Program Number: NURS 2000(3)
Total Clock Hours: 46
Theory Clock Hours: 6
Clinical Clock Hours: 40

Prerequisites:
Medical and Surgical Nursing with a minimum 80% average in all nursing content courses (an 80% for each course or unit, and cumulative of all units/courses for the semester respectively). Pass clinical with a minimum 80% average.

Program Description:
This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of children. Emphasis is placed on normal growth and development and common pediatric disorders. Clinical observation experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and learn methods to implement safe client care to children in selected settings.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Patient/Client Relationship Centered Care
    Outcome: Practice nursing that is patient/client centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients.
  2. Interdisciplinary Collaboration
    Outcome: Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote continuity of client care.
  3.  Evidence Based Practice
    Outcome: Question the basis for nursing actions using current evidence from scientific and other credible sources as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.
  4. Quality Improvement
    Outcome: Promote quality improvement by contributing to the implementation of care-related plans to improve health care services.
  5. Safety
    Outcome: Provide a safe environment for clients, self and others.
  6. Informatics
    Outcome: Use information technology in the provision of client care.
  7. Professionalism
    Outcome: Identify how ones personnel strengths and values affect ones identity as a nurse and ones contribution as a member of a health care team.
  8. Leadership
    Outcome: Use leadership skills in the provision of safe, quality client care.

Method of Instruction:

  • Textbook and internet readings
  • In-class lecture and group discussions
  • Written and web-based assignments
  • Videos
  • Case studies

Program Information:
Program Number:  NUR2000
Total Clock Hours: 12

Prerequisites:
Medical and Surgical Nursing and Pediatric Theory and Clinical with a minimum 80% average in all nursing content courses (an 80% for each course or unit, and cumulative of all units/courses for the semester respectively). Pass clinical with a minimum 80% average.

Program Description:
This course provides an overview of the concepts of public health and healthcare financing. The focus is on community health agencies and their roles in meeting the needs of the public and to explore the role of the nurse in community settings.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Patient/Client Relationship Centered Care
    Outcome: Practice nursing that is patient/client centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients.
  2. Interdisciplinary Collaboration
    Outcome: Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote continuity of client care.
  3. Evidence Based Practice
    Outcome:  Question the basis for nursing actions using current evidence from scientific and other credible sources as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.
  4. Quality Improvement
    Outcome: Promote quality improvement by contributing to the implementation of care-related plans to improve health care services.
  5. Safety
    Outcome: Provide a safe environment for clients, self and others.
  6. Informatics
    Outcome: Use information technology in the provision of client care.
  7. Professionalism
    Outcome: Identify how ones personnel strengths and values affect ones identity as a nurse and ones contribution as a member of a health care team.
  8. Leadership
    Outcome: Use leadership skills in the provision of safe, quality client care

Method of Instruction:

  • Textbook readings
  • In-class lecture and group discussions
  • Student presentations
  • Written assignments

Program Information:
Program Number: NURS 2000
Total Clock Hours: 64.0
Theory Clock Hours: 24.0
Clinical Clock Hours: 40.0

Prerequisites:
Medical and Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Theory, Clinical and Community Health with a minimum 80% average in all nursing content courses (an 80% for each course or unit, and cumulative of all units/courses for the semester respectively). Pass clinical with a minimum 80% average.

Program Description:
This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of childbearing women and newborns. Emphasis is placed on normal and high-risk pregnancies, normal growth and development. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe client care to childbearing women and newborns in selected settings.

Program Objectives/Learning Outcomes:

  1. Gather appropriate data on childbearing women and newborns and identify deviations from normal.
  2. Contribute to the development of an evidence-based plan of care that is family- and health promotion-centered and includes cultural and age-appropriate interventions for childbearing women and newborns.
  3. Participate as a member of the health care team and client advocate while providing safe, quality care to childbearing women and newborns.
  4. Demonstrate clinical judgment and participate in the evaluation of outcomes when providing care to childbearing women and newborns.
  5. Apply knowledge of pharmacology, pathophysiology, and nutrition, as well as evidence-based practice, to the care of childbearing women and newborns.
  6. Use verbal and nonverbal communication that promotes therapeutic relationships with clients and their families, as well as professional relationships with members of the health care team.
  7. Use information technology to access evidence-based literature and current trends, as well as communicate with members of the health care team, accurately documenting client care in a secure and timely manner.
  8. Participate in identifying the health education and safety needs of childbearing women, newborns and their families, as well as reinforcing education provided by members of the health care team.
  9. Use organizational, time management, and priority-setting skills when providing care to childbearing women and newborns when assigning and supervising unlicensed assistive personnel in selected settings.
  10. Identify client care concerns related to client safety and delivery of quality care and participate in activities that promote performance improvement.
  11. Provide care to clients and their families while adhering to ethical and legal standards and maintaining accountability and responsibility for the care provided.

Method of Instruction:

  • Lectures
  • Demonstrations/models
  • Group Discussions
  • Videos

Prerequisites:
Medical and Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Theory, Clinical, Community Health and Obstetrics with a minimum 80% average in all nursing content courses (an 80% for each course or unit, and cumulative of all units/courses for the semester respectively). Pass clinical with a minimum 80% average.

Program Information:
Program Number:  NURS 2000
Total Credit/Contact Hours: 58
Theory Hours: 18.0
Clinical Contact Hours: 40

Program Description:
This course focuses on the care of clients across the lifespan facing psychological and emotional stressors. Emphasis is placed on common mental health disorders as well as promoting and maintaining the mental health of individuals and families. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe care to clients in selected mental health settings.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Perform a focused health assessment on clients with common, selected mental health disorders.
  2. Assist in developing a plan of care that is evidence based and includes cultural, spiritual, and developmentally appropriate interventions for clients with common, selected mental health disorders.
  3. Participate as a member of the health care team and client advocate while providing safe, quality care to clients with common mental health disorders.
  4. Demonstrate clinical judgment and participate in the evaluation of outcomes when providing care to clients with common mental health disorders.
  5. Apply knowledge of pharmacology, psychopathology, and nutrition as well as evidence-based practice, to the care of clients with common mental health disorders.
  6. Use therapeutic verbal and nonverbal communication that promotes therapeutic relationships with clients and their families, as well as professional relationships with members of the health care team.
  7. Use information technology to access evidence-based literature as well as communicates with members of the health care team, accurately documenting client care in a secure and timely manner.
  8. Participate in identifying the education and safety needs of clients and their families, as well as reinforcing education provided by members of the health care team.
  9. Use organizational, time management, and priority-setting skills when providing care to clients in selected settings.
  10. Identify client care concerns related to client safety and delivery of quality care and participate in activities that promote performance improvement.
  11. Provide care to clients and their families while adhering to ethical and legal standards and maintaining accountability and responsibility for the care provided.

Method of Instruction:

  • Textbook readings
  • In-class lecture and group discussions
  • Student presentations
  • Written assignments

Program Information:
Program Number:  NURS2000(5)
Total Clock Hours: 6
Clinical Clock Hours: dispersed into all clinical experiences
Theory Clock Hours: 6

Prerequisites
Medical and Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Theory, Clinical, Community Health, Obstetrics and Mental Health with a minimum 80% average in all nursing content courses (an 80% for each course or unit, and cumulative of all units/courses for the semester respectively). Pass clinical with a minimum 80% average.

Program Description:
This course is an overview of the normal physical, psychological, and cultural aspects of the aging process.  It addresses common disease processes of aging and exploration of attitudes toward care of the older adult. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe client care to older adults in selected settings.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Patient/Client Relationship Centered Care
    Outcome: Practice nursing that is patient/client centered, caring, culturally sensitive and based on the physiological, psychosocial and spiritual needs of clients.
  2. Interdisciplinary Collaboration
    Outcome: Serve as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to promote continuity of client care.
  3. Evidence Based Practice
    Outcome:  Question the basis for nursing actions using current evidence from scientific and other credible sources as a basis for nursing practice and clinical judgment.
  4. Quality Improvement
    Outcome: Promote quality improvement by contributing to the implementation of care-related plans to improve health care services.
  5. Safety
    Outcome: Provide a safe environment for clients, self and others.
  6. Informatics
    Outcome: Use information technology in the provision of client care.
  7. Professionalism
    Outcome: Identify how one’s personnel strengths and values affect ones identity as a nurse and ones contribution as a member of a health care team.
  8. Leadership
    Outcome: Use leadership skills in the provision of safe, quality client care.

Method of Instruction:

  • Textbook readings
  • In-class lecture and group discussions
  • Student presentations
  • Written assignments

Class of 2022-2023:
• Number of Students Enrolled: 25
• Number of Students Completing: 19
• 76% Overall Graduation Rate
• NCLEX Pass Rate: 78%

Class of 2021-2022:
• Number of Students Enrolled: 39
• Number of Students Completing: 31
• 79% Overall Graduation Rate
• NCLEX Pass Rate: 13.3%

Class of 2020-2021:
• Number of Students Enrolled: 27
• Number of Students Completing: 26
• 96% Overall Graduation Rate
• NCLEX Pass Rate: 30%

Some information is subject to change.

Faculty/Staff

NamePosition ProgramFull/Part timeCredentials 
Valerie JosephInterim PN CoordinatorFullBSN, RN – Nazareth University, Rochester, NY
Safa Rabah- MuhammadInstructorFullAAS, RN – Excelsior CollegeEnrolled in BSN program at the University of Rochester
Janice Priester-BradleyInterim PN FacultyFullBSN, RN – Long Island University Brooklyn, NY
Diana WongAssociate ProfessorFullMA, RN – SUNY College at Brockport Brockport, NY
Akia BlandonAdjunct FacultyPartDNP – Chatham University Pittsburgh, PA
Marcella CarrAdjunct FacultyPartBSN, RN – SUNY College at Brockport Brockport, NY
Steven K. FugleREOC Mental Health CounselorFullDSW, LCSW – University at Buffalo

Administration

Roosevelt MareusDean/Executive Director, REOCFullPhD – Regent University
Timothy R. ShaferDirector of Academic Affairs, REOCFullEdD – St. John Fisher University

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