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49 Pa. Code § 21.202. General curriculum requirements for practical nursing programs.

§ 21.202. General curriculum requirements for practical nursing programs.

 (a)  The curriculum shall be designed to meet the stated objectives of the program.

 (b)  The program of study shall reflect sound principles of general education and practical nursing education.

 (c)  The curriculum shall be based on broad areas of learning but shall be limited in depth.

 (d)  The curriculum shall be flexible enough to permit adaptations according to individual student needs as well as to changing concepts relative to emerging roles.

 (e)  The curriculum shall provide for instruction and practice in the care of selected individuals with different degrees of illness, with various types of incapacities and from all age groups.

 (f)  Scientific facts and concepts selected to be taught shall be limited to those that are essential as a basis for nursing action and are applicable to patient care.

 (g)  Learning experiences shall be selected and arranged to provide opportunity for the student to learn how to function within the role of the LPN and for the personal growth of students.

 (h)  Learning experiences shall focus on direct nursing care, and effort shall be made to arrange experiences in a pattern of logical sequence that demonstrates continuity of care.

 (i)  The plan of instruction shall enable students to develop understanding of the functions of the LPN within different patterns of nursing service.

 (j)  Course outlines shall include specific behavioral objectives anticipated and shall contribute to the objectives of the total curriculum.

 (k)  Learning experiences selected shall focus on the needs of the student and may not be structured to render service to the cooperating agency.

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