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. 

Practical Nursing Diploma Admission Procedures & Requirements

* NOTE: Clinical Hours are not included below, but they are required as part of this degree. Please see the above PDF for complete details.

Hours Per Week Hours
FIRST SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 1
BIO 163 Basic Anat & Physiology 4 2 5
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 7 6 11
11 10 17
Hours Per Week Hours
SECOND SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3
NUR 102 Practical Nursing II 7 0 10
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 3
13 0 16
Hours Per Week Hours
THIRD SEMESTER Course Title Class Lab Credit
NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 6 0 9
6 0 9

Total Semester hours credit: 42

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