We are not sure as to where you gleaned the above information you referenced concerning injections or catheterization; but, we can confirm that the program (Registered Nursing/RN) covers catheterization, intramuscular, subcutaneous and intradermal injections. However, because there are didactic (hands-on) techniques that must be performed as well as demonstrated, this is done during the clinical externships in a clinical setting. There is also an option to perform these processes via our virtual simulation training for students who opt to complete clinicals virtually do to work scheduling restrictions or public health concerns. The LPN program only provides an introduction to these topics because it is an entry-level nursing program, whereas Registered Nursing is advanced.
To go from the Physician Technician to Registered Nursing–that option is primarily reserved for current LPNs who do have a degree of nursing experience, but do not meet the four-year minimum requirement. For example, a LPN with 2 years work experience is not eligible to apply directly to the RN program. They would, however, have the option of completing the Physician Technician and then bridging directly into the RN without obtaining the remaining 2 years work experience needed. This option is not available for non-LPNs.
No– the Physician Technician does not cover LPN coursework because it is assumed (and required) that you already be an LPN before applying. Therefore, it would not be necessary to cover LPN coursework in that program.
Again, catheterization, as well as intramuscular, subcutaneous, intradermal injections and IV therapy are covered in Registered Nursing. (Please note that many U.S. nursing programs no longer include Phlebotomy, but Erudite’s does). Nevertheless, both LPN AND RN cover Pharmacology. Yet RN goes into greater depths, of necessity, and also deals heavily with Toxicology because RNs can issue medication to patients and must ensure they are doing so safely.
General IV Therapy is covered. If you would like specialty certifications to allow you to focus on specific areas for your job, then you would take a specialization course or receive training from your employer.
Each of our nursing programs begins 4 times per year: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. Our next classes are Summer 2021, which begin July 5, 2021.
Each of our Allied Healthcare programs (i.e. Physician Technician) begins the first Saturday of each month.
No–you do not cover LPN courses via Physician Technician, as you are already required to be an LPN to apply. The Physician Technician to RN covers pre-requisite training and credentialing for LPNs only.