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Practical Nursing

Health Sciences


State Qualifying Event: 





National Competition

Competition Type: 

Skilled and Technical

Competitors demonstrate their ability to perform procedures and skills consistent with practical nursing competencies as determined by State Boards of Nursing. Competitors are judged on their knowledge of medical terminology, body structure and function, nutrition, medications, and nursing care. They must also demonstrate their abilities to perform job skills such as administration of oral, subcutaneous, and nasogastric medications; physical assessment; insertion of a nasogastric tube; sterile dressing change; and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. At each workstation, they are judged on accuracy of their skill, organization, communication, and safety.

Practical Nursing

The career competitions of the SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) as a membership benefit following their submission of membership.

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