The Practical Nursing program is a twelve-month program designed to prepare qualifi ed individuals to function as a member of the health care team in administering safe, effective health care as a Licensed Practical Nurse. The care rendered by a Licensed Practical Nurse is under the direction of a registered nurse, licensed physician or licensed dentist.
The student will gain classroom and laboratory instruction in areas such as:
- Basic nursing skills
- Human function and structure
- Human growth through the lifespan
- Maternal/child nursing
- Emotional and mental illness
- Medical-surgical nursing.
The clinic component of the course will incorporate knowledge and skills gained in the classroom and laboratory.
As you consider a practical nursing career, be aware of these critical elements for performance:
- Stand for prolonged periods; up to 80% of clinical time
- Walk, bend, stoop, kneel, squat, push, pull, lift and reach overhead
- Possess suffi cient gross and fi ne motor coordination to perform procedures
- See, talk and hear with suffi cient acuity to perform care
- Tolerate exposure to disinfectants, soap cleansers, plastic and other materials used in protective equipment and for procedures
- Completed PRCC application
- Completed practical nursing application
- Minimum composite ACT score of 16; 14 in reading and math
- Official high school transcript from accredited high school indicating date of graduation or official GED report indicating “passed”
- Official college transcript from any college attended
- Attend information session
Applicants selected for admission must:
- Pass a physical by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner. Drug and TB screenings will be included.
- Pass a criminal background check. (Misdemeanor or felony conviction can exclude applicants from licensing exams.)
- Be certified to perform CPR by the first day of clinicals.
Practical Nursing Curriculum
Semester I Fall
|PNV 1213 Body Structure and Function||3|
|PNV 1426 Fundamentals of Nursing||13|
|PNV 1682 Adult Health Nursing Concepts & Clinical||12|
|PNV 1524 IV Therapy & Pharmacology||4|
Semester III Summer
|PNV 1728 Specialty Areas in Nursing||8|
Program total clock hours = 980
Semester hours = 44