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Sullivan University (Spencerian College)




Spencerian College has earned an excellent reputation through its tens of thousands of successful graduates since its founding in Louisville in 1892. Spencerian College continues to provide an unmatched history of offering its students a unique opportunity to prepare for a successful career in today’s professional world. This is the direct result of Spencerian College’s commitment to a quality career education – an education for success in a setting that is vibrant with success!

HISTORY OF THE COLLEGE

Spencerian College was founded in 1892 by Enos Spencer, a nationally recognized business educator of his time. In the history book entitled Beginning of the Business School, author Charles G. Reigner states: “The name Spencerian had imbedded itself in the consciousness of the American people. The name had been associated with business schools for almost a hundred years. It is an honored name."

Spencerian College still proudly stands for quality career education, expanding into Allied Health and Technology as a growing dynamic institution. Thousands of Spencerian graduates hold positions in business, medical professions, and industry all across the country, and employers continue to seek Spencerian graduates to meet their employment needs.

Spencerian College is proud of its distinctive reputation earned over the past century. The college is positioned to prepare its graduate to meet the employment needs of the next century.

In 1997 Spencerian opened its Lexington campus, located in the heart of "bluegrass country." Please refer to a separate academic catalog for that campus.

Spencerian specializes in business and medical areas at the main campus and medical and technical programs at the branch campus in Lexington. The college continues to adapt to employer needs in a continuous process of program and course evaluation.

The mission of Spencerian College is to provide men and women with quality training for careers in the business, technical, and healthcare professions. This mission is met through providing;

* A favorable environment for learning that includes a faculty that is academically and professionally prepared to assist each student toward relevant employment;
* An experienced administration interested in, and receptive to, new ideas and concepts for continued improvement of the college and its programs of study;
* Industry-standard equipment and facilities so that graduates will be able to utilize their training on this equipment in their initial employment;
* Continuous evaluation and appraisal of every facet within the college's program, ensuring relevance to the needs and demands of business and of the community, and ensuring effectiveness in preparing the graduate for career success;
* An employment service for graduates that provides meaningful assistance in matching the graduate to available job openings.

NURSING PROGRAMS

PRACTICAL NURSING DIPLOMA

The Practical Nursing prepares graduates to be practitioners and employees within the discipline of nursing in a variety of structured health care settings under the supervision of the registered nurse or physician.

After successful program completion, graduates are eligible to apply to state board of nursing for licensure by examination. Once licensed, the graduate may be employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Graduates of Spencerian's Practical Nursing program have had an outstanding employment success rate.

A student will gain on-the-job experience in the clinical phase of nursing. This is done in a variety of hospitals and health care facilities under the supervision of qualified nursing faculty. This program is offered in both the day and evening divisions.

The graduate of the Spencerian College Practical Nursing Program:

* Assumes the role of a competent, caring practical nurse in a variety of structured health care settings under the direction or supervision of a registered nurse, licensed physician, or dentist.
* Uses the caring phenomena, functional health patterns, and the nursing process to provide safe and effective nursing care to individuals and families in the human health experience.
* Demonstrates self-direction and responsibility for maintaining nursing competence by pursuing personal and professional development.
* Communicates effectively with clients and all members of healthcare team.
* Demonstrates accountability of practice with adherence to ethical and legal standards of the profession.

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE (A.A.S)

The A.A.S Degree in Nursing builds on the technical background of licensed practical nursing, offering LPN's the training to enable them to site for the licensing exam to become Registered Nurses. Throughout the courses, the nursing process is used to address goals and to assist individuals to meet their basic human needs.

The primary goal of the program is to prepare the beginning practitioner to meet the needs of the person and their community. Gordon’s “Functional Health Patterns” and Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” have been incorporated as basis for theory in the nursing program. Core components include Professional Behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision Making, Caring Interventions, Teaching and Learning, Collaboration, and Managing Care.



School name:Sullivan UniversitySpencerian College
Address:4627 Dixie Highway
Zip & city:KY 40216 Kentucky
Phone:(502) 447-1000
Web:http://www.spencerian.edu/louisville/practical_nursing.html
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