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: