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Practical Nursing

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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:

Program RequirementsCredits

Student DevelopmentSDV 100 or any SDV equivalent11

EnglishENG 1113

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.


Suggested Scheduling

Summer

PNE 1616

SDV 10011

NAS 1503

Total Credits10

Fall

PNE 16211

PNE 1303

PSY 2303

Total Credits17

Spring

PNE 16410

PNE 1451

PNE 1581

ENG 1113

Total Credits15