The Francis Tuttle Practical Nursing (PN) Program strives to provide students with an innovative, industry-driven educational experience that prepares them to provide quality health care in a variety of settings. Students learn in an environment that features state-of-the-art technology, a large mini-hospital laboratory setting, and a Health Resource Center equipped with both traditional and technology resources.
The instructional focus of the program is on the process of learning how to learn. Learning is enhanced in a collaborative environment characterized by active, responsible student involvement and instructors who function as facilitators, experts, and resources. Students are responsible for their own learning, while faculty are responsible for maintaining an expert knowledge base, managing the learning environment to the maximum benefit of the learner, and implementing teaching strategies and methodologies to meet student learning styles.
The PN program proceeds at a fast pace. To be successful, students should expect to spend a minimum of 20-25 hours per week studying outside of class and clinical time. It is highly recommended that students admitted to the program work no more than 24 hours per week.
The PN program has three enrollment options:
2) Blended Online
3) One Plus One Nursing Education Partnership (1+1)
through referral from a community college partner