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Practical Nursing – Diploma

Credential: Diploma
Code: 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.

To qualify for admission into this program, the applicant must have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Admission for the PNE program is based on selective criteria. Applicable fees are attached to the Nursing Courses in this program. Students are required to purchase uniforms for this program.

Curriculum

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
Fall Semester
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 7 6 6 11
BIO 168 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 3 0 4
PSY 110 Life Span Development 3 0 0 3
NUR 117 Pharmacology 1 3 0 2
Total Hours Per Week 14 12 6 20
Spring Semester
NUR 102 Practical Nursing II 7 0 9 10
BIO 169 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 3 0 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total Hours Per Week 13 3 9 17
Summer Semester
NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 6 0 9 9
Total Hours Per Week 6 0 9 9
SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES 6
MAJOR COURSES 32
OTHER REQUIRED COURSES 8
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 46

Specific courses within the above categories may be identified by your advisor or by the Vice President for Instruction and Student Services. Expected program and course competencies are maintained by the lead instructor for this program.