Health Sciences

Practical Nursing (PN) – Diploma (D45660)

The Practical Nursing curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes safe, individualized nursing care and participation in the interdisciplinary team while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

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Course Title Credits
Summer Semester #1
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology* 5
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
PSY 150 General Psychology* 3
Semester Total 11
Fall Semester #1
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 11
NUR 117 Pharmacology** 2
Semester Total 13
Spring Semester #1
NUR 102 Practical Nursing II 10
Semester Total 10
Summer Semester #2
NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 9
Total Program Credits 43

Students must complete all non-nursing courses with a grade of “C” or better, and all nursing (NUR) courses with a numerical grade of “77” or better.

*Must not be more than 5 years old at the start of the program.
**Must not be more than 1 year old at the start of the program.


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