Purpose: Purpose: This 11-month program is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the health team, rendering direct patient care as beginning practitioners of practical nursing in a variety of health service facilities. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination leading to licensure as a practical nurse (LPN).
Occupational Objectives: Through comprehensive educational experiences, students will emerge as motivated health care providers in their field and possess the potential for lifelong learning. Graduates of the program may, upon licensure, be eligible for employment in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, schools, physician’s offices, and other community health settings.
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PRACTICAL NURSING CURRICULUM:
Student DevelopmentSDV 100 or any SDV equivalent11
Social SciencesPSY 2303
Natural Sciences.NAS 1503
Major Requirements.PNE 130, 145, 161, 158, 162, and 16432
Total Minimum Credits42
Applicants are advised to complete the general education courses, especially NAS 150 Human Biology, prior to entering the first nursing major course.