Our Programs

“Nurses should be caring, sympathetic, responsible, and detail oriented. They must be able to directly supervise others, correctly assess patients' conditions, and determine when consultation is required. They need emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.” - anonymous

Practical Nurse (PN)

Practical Nurses (PNs) work with and under the direction of registered nurses and physicians.  They provide direct bedside care for injured, handicapped, and sick patients, and assisted with patient education. Many practical nurses are responsible for managing team nursing patient care delivery and are responsible for supervising unlicensed assistive personnel.  Their duties include taking temperatures, blood pressures, and pulses. They help patients with bathing, dressing, and personal hygiene, keep them comfortable, and care for their emotional needs. They also give injections, administer prescribed medicines or start intravenous fluids, and change dressings. In general, they care for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, and extended care facilities.  Some practical nurses work in private homes.

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Registered Nurse (RN) Bridge Program

Registered nurses (RNs), practice in a broad range of work setting, treating patients, educating  patients and the public about various medical conditions, and providing advice and emotional support to patients’ family members. RNs record patients’ medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation  RNs teach patients and their families how to manage their illnesses or injuries, explaining post-treatment home care needs; diet, nutrition, and exercise programs; and self-administration of medication and physical therapy. Upon successful completion of the Registered Nursing Bridge Program, providing all requirements for graduation are met, the graduate will receive a diploma and will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. to become a licensed Registered Nurse (RN). The school will assist the graduate with job placement, but does not guarantee employment or a minimum starting salary.

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Program Approvals/Accreditation/Certifications and Licensing

Acadia Career Institute has been approved  by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools to confer Diplomas.

State Contact Information:

State Board of Career Colleges and Schools

30 East Broad Street Suite 2481

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Toll Free No. (877) 275-4219

Acadia Career Institute has received Full Approval from the Ohio Board of Nursing for the PN Program and has received Conditional Approval for the RN Program.

Contact Information:

The Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 400

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3413

Phone No. (614 )466-3947

Practical Nurse Licensing

 

Upon successful completion of the Acadia Career Institute Practical Nursing  Program, providing all requirements for graduation are met, the graduate will be eligible to sit for National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN)  developed by The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The address will depend upon which state the student is applying for licensure.

Registered Nurse Licensing

 

Upon successful completion of the Acadia Career Institute Registered Nursing  Program, providing all requirements for graduation are met, the graduate will be eligible to sit for National Council Licensure Examination for Licensed Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) and Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) developed by The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc., to become a Registered Nurse (RN). The address will depend upon which state the student is applying for licensure.

Contact Information:

The Ohio Board of Nursing

17 South High Street, Suite 400

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3413

 Phone No. (614 )466-3947           http://www.nursing.ohio.gov