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Program Description

The objective of the program is to develop in students the personal traits and professional skills needed to perform as competent entry-level Practical Nurses. The program provides students with knowledge of anatomy and physiology, growth and development, pharmacology, nursing theory, and skills for patient care across the life span.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

The Practical Nursing (PN) program is 48 weeks in length and 1,061 total program hours.


Curriculum: What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Practical Nurse?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Practical Nursing program:
  • Strategies for Success in Practical Nursing
  • Medical Terminology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Clinical Foundations of Nursing
  • Pharmacology and IV Therapies
  • Maternal Child Nursing Theory

Does the Program Provide National Certification Exam Preparation?

Graduates of the PN program are granted a certificate in practical nursing. Graduates from an approved nursing program can apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).

Where Can I Take a Practical Nursing Training Class Near Me?

Colorado

New Mexico



Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
MTH 127 Med Math 16 - - 1.0
CMT 102 Medical Terminology 16 - - 1.0
HUN 100 Nutrition 16 - - 1.0
ENG 115 Communication and Composition 32 - - 2.0
PSY 120 Human Development Across the Life Span 32 - - 2.0
NUR 104 Strategies for PN Success 16 - - 1.0
Sequence I Total 128 - - 8.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
BIO 112 Anatomy and Physiology I 24 16 - 2.0
NUR 105 Introduction to Nursing and Pharmacology 48 40 - 4.0
Sequence II Total 72 56 - 6.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
BIO 113 Anatomy and Physiology II 24 16 - 2.0
NUR 150 Elder Care and Nursing Theory 64 16 - 4.5
NUR 151 Clinical Foundations of Nursing I - - 95 2.0
Sequence III Total 88 32 95 8.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
BIO 116 Anatomy and Physiology III 24 16 - 2.0
NUR 160 Adult Medical and Surgical Community Health Nursing Theory 48 16 - 3.5
NUR 161 Clinical Foundations of Nursing II - - 95 2.0
Sequence IV Total 72 32 95 7.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
BIO 117 Anatomy and Physiology IV 24 16 - 2.0
NUR 170 Maternal Child Nursing Theory 48 16 - 3.5
NUR 171 Clinical Foundations of Nursing III - - 95 2.0
Sequence V Total 72 32 95 7.5
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Clinical Credits
NUR 180 Pharmacology - Intravenous Therapy 24 16 - 2.0
NUR 200 Role Transition 32 - - 2.0
NUR 205 Clinical Foundations of Nursing IV - - 120 2.5
Sequence VI Total 56 16 120 6.5
Program Totals 488 168 405 44

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