Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing Program is a 1 year full-time course of study for adults. The program consists of three sequential terms which progress from basic to more complex skills. The program is designed to help the student to acquire the attitudes, skills and knowledge essential to the role of a competent practical nurse. The focus is on holistic nursing care, which requires the application of basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, social, and nursing sciences. The practical nurse functions at the direction of a licensed physician, chiropractor, dentist, podiatrist, optometrist, or registered nurse.

Consists of classroom instruction, skills lab instruction/practice, and supervised clinical experiences in accredited hospital, long term care facilities, and other health care settings.

The purpose of the program is to prepare the completer to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing.  Due to Board of Nursing requirements, successful completion of the program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination.  Available Certifications:  First Aid/CPR. Available Licensure:  Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).


1350 hours; M-F

Required WK scores: Math  5, Locating 4, Reading 5      8:00 am — 4:00 pm*

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