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2021-2022 General Catalog 
2021-2022 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing: Practical Nursing Diploma

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Campus Offered: Council Bluffs, Clarinda, Shelby County Center

The Practical Nursing program of study prepares graduates to provide direct nursing care for individual clients with common health needs in structured health care settings under the direction and supervision of a registered nurse or physician. Graduates are awarded a diploma and are qualified to write the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCLEX- PN) examination for practical nurses. This common core of nursing knowledge supports an educational ladder concept and serves as the foundational courses for the Associate Degree Nursing program offered at the college.

Program Prerequisite: Current, valid CNA Certificate.

General Education Courses that must be completed prior to first semester of nursing:

Students must complete the curriculum described below:

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Total: 14.0 Credits

Semester Total: 14.0 Credits

Semester Total: 15.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required 43.0


Courses with PNN prefix must be completed in the sequence listed above. Students must earn a “C” or higher in all required courses in order to graduate.

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