Practical Nursing

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The Practical Nursing is three semester diploma program that requires 1,357 clock hours for completion. Graduates are prepared to pass the National Council Exam License (NCLEX-PN) test.

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Employment Stats

  • Program Length 1 year (Diploma)
  • Job Placement 95%
  • Average Earnings $41,920 / yr
  • Cost $7105

About Program

This program is designed for the student to acquire basic nursing skills in order to successfully function in the entry level role of a Licensed Practical Nurse. The program is three semesters in length which is consecutively. You must go through the application process in order to be considered for the program.

HS Diploma or GED is Required.

Program

Admissions Test

Additional Requirements

Massage Therapy

ACCUPLACER Test or ACT

Must Be College Level in Reading and Level 2 in Math

Medical Assistant

ACCUPLACER Test or ACT

Must Be College Level in Reading and Level 2 in Math

Practical Nursing

ACCUPLACER Test or ACT

Must Be College Level in Reading and Level 4 in Math

Surgical Technology

ACCUPLACER Test or ACT

Must Be College Level in Reading and Level 2 in Math

Course Schedule

Students who are selected for the program are able to register once they have attended an orientation session with the director of the program.

  • Practical Nursing is a full-time program
  • Enrollment is limited to 24 students in each class
  • Students must complete 1306 hours, of the 1357 total program hours, in order to graduate from the PN program.
Full-Time Program Schedule for Day Classes
Semester Day Class   Days
Fall (487 hours) 7:45 am – 3:00   Monday - Friday
Spring (487 hours) 7:45 am – 3.00   Monday - Friday
Summer (383 hours) 7:45 am – 3:00   Monday - Friday

Special Fees Charged in Addition to Maintenance and Tuition

  • Credit by Examination Fee - The regular course fee is charged for each special examination and must be paid prior to taking the examination. Non-refundable. (See Academic Regulations.)
  • Credit for Life Experience Fees - Assessment Fee for Experiential Learning $45.00.  Experiential Learning Credit $15.00 per credit hour in excess of 3.0 credit hours. $90.00 maximum.
  • High School Equivalency Test (Hi-SET) - $75
  • Placement Test Fees - ACT - $45.00. (Refer to Admissions Policy.)

Books

 

Title

Author

Code

Publisher

Success in Practical/Vocational Nursing From Student to Leader 8th ed

Knecht 9780323 356312 Elsevier

Dimensional Analysis 4th ed.

Curren 9781435 438675 Cengage
Basic Geriatric Nursing 7th ed. Williams 9780323 554558 Elsevier
William’s Nutrition & Diet Therapy 16th ed. Williams 9780323 653763 Elsevier

 

Fundamental Concept and Skills for Nursing 5th ed.

deWit  9780323 694766 Elsevier

Fundamental Concept and Skills for Nursing Study Guide 5th edition

deWit  9780323 683869 Elsevier

 

Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts and Practice 4th  ed.

deWit 9780323 608442 Elsevier
Medical-Surgical Nursing Concepts and Practice Study Guide deWit  9780323 609531 Elsevier

 

Saunders Comprehensive Review 8th ed.

Silvestri 9780323 733052 Elsevier

2021 Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook

Elsevier 780323 798907 Elsevier

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 8th ed.

Videbeck 9781975 116378 Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott

Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 8th ed.

Leifer  9780323 483971 Elsevier

Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nusing Study Guide

Leifer  9780323 567541 Elsevier

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology 10th ed.

Edmund 9780323 755351 Elsevier

Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology Study Guide 10th ed.

Visovsky 9780323 567541 Elsevier

 

Curriculum

First Semester

Worker Characteristics

Fundamentals of Nursing

Basic Nursing

  • Vocational Relations
  • Normal Nutrition
  • Geriatric Nursing

IV Meds

Clinicals

Med Surg I

Second Semester

Worker Characteristics

Pharmacology I

Mental Health

Med Surg II

OB

Clinicals

Third Semester

Worker Characteristics

Clinicals

Advanced PVR (Leadership)

Peds

Pharmacology II

Med Surg II Cont.

Career Opportunities

physician offices
health care facilities (acute, intermediate, and long term)
home health services
clinics