Practical Nursing (Diploma) D45660

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.

Number of credit hours required for this program: 42

General Education Requirements


Take 3 credits from ENG-111.


Take 1 group.
Take 5 credits from BIO-163.
Take 8 credits from BIO-168 BIO-169.

Major Requirements

Required Courses

Take all of the following NUR-101 NUR-102 NUR-103.

Other Major Requirements


Take 3 credits from PSY-150.

Other Requirements

Student Success

Take 1 credits from ACA-111 ACA-115 ACA-118 ACA-122.