Nursing, PN


Practical Nursing (PN) Program consists of:

  • 1355 clock hours (560 lecture, 120 lab, and 675 clinical)
  • 68 weeks of academic instruction (approximately 16 months)


The purpose of this program is to prepare the student for employment as a practical nurse by providing the theoretical knowledge and clinical competence to obtain licensure and the standard of professionalism necessary for the successful practice of nursing. The college awards a certificate upon the successful completion of this Clock-Hour program. Practical Nursing is an intensive, full time program, which requires 1355 clock hours.

To prepare nurses who can:

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with members of the health care team, patients and the community;
  • Applies the clinical competencies to function as a licensed practical Nurse;
  • Uses the nursing process to safely meet the health needs of the individual;
  • Incorporates the use of scientific principles in providing health care and promoting wellness;
  • Performs as an ethical, accountable and responsible member of the health care team’
  • Demonstrates behaviors and attitudes which contribute to successful employment;
  • Participates in organizations which contribute to improvement of self, community in nursing
  • Comprehends the necessity of participating in continuing education;
  • Recognizes the dimension of cultural factors which influence nursing practice.


Program Curriculum

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