|PN Certificate Program Sheet|
Practical Nursing Certificate Program
Certificate: Practical Nursing
The practical nursing certificate program is designed for students who seek careers as licensed practical nurses. The program is designed to prepare graduates for the National Council Licensing Exam in Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). There are pre-requisite courses that must be completed before a student can be accepted to the practical nursing program. Satisfactory completion of pre-requisite courses does not guarantee admission to the program.
The program requirements include:
- MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics eligible (by college placement test)
- SCI 201 Anatomy and Physiology
- ENG 101 English Composition I
- SSI 122 General Psychology
- SSI 209 Human Growth and Development
|NUR 103||Foundations of Nursing||8 credits (lecture, lab, simulation, clinical)|
|NUR 105||Role of the Nurse 1||1 credit|
|NUR 110||Pharmacology for Nursing 1||2 credits (lab)|
|SCI 202||Anatomy & Physiology II (general college)||4 credits (lab, lecture)|
|NUR 200||Medical-Surgical Nursing 1||8 credits (lecture, lab, simulation, clinical)|
|NUR 201||Biobehavioral (Mental) Health||3 credits|
|NUR 120||Pharmacology for Nursing 2||1 credit|
|SCI 204||Microbiology||4 credits (lab, lecture)|
|PNC 202||Maternity Child health||4 credits (lecture, lab, simulation, clinical)|
|PNC 203||PN Capstone||4 credits (lab, lecture)|
|NUR 230||Pharmacology for Nursing 3||1 credit|
The program requires a specific admission exam (TEAS exam) as part of the nursing admissions criteria. Pre-requisite course work should be completed or in the process of completion prior to taking this exam. Please refer to the admission rubric for points scored from the TEAS.
The nursing department offers information sessions every month for students interested in the nursing programs. Students are required to attend an information Session.