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.

Nursing Information Sessions

(Note: Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for admittance into any of the nursing programs.)

Day Date Start End Register
Wed. Oct. 23 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Register
Wed. Nov. 20 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Register
Wed. Jan. 22 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Register
Wed. Feb. 19 5:30 PM 6:30 PM  Register
Wed. March 18 5:30 PM 6:30 PM  Register
Wed. April 15 5:30 PM 6:30 PM  Register
Wed. May 27 5:30 PM 6:30 PM  Register
Wed. June 24 5:30 PM 6:30 PM  Register

Diploma (D45660)

Course Title Credits
Summer Semester
BIO 163 Basic Anatomy & Physiology* 5
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3
PSY 110 Life Span Development* 3
Semester Total 11
Fall Semester
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 11
NUR 102AB Practical Nursing II 7
NUR 117 Pharmacology** 2
Semester Total 20
Spring Semester
NUR 102BB Practical Nursing ll 3
NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 9
Semester Total 12
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.

Credit for NUR 102 is only available after completion of both NUR 102AB and NUR 102BB.

*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.