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Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual that 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 (NCLEXPN), 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. See special admission Requirements.

Practical Nursing (D45660), Diploma

 
Diploma Requirements (46 Credit Hours)
 

Spring Semester (17 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
ACA 118 College Study Skills 2
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 11
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 17

 

Summer Semester (17 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
NUR 102 Practical Nursing II 10
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 17

 

Fall Semester (12 Credit Hours)

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE CREDIT HOURS
NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 9
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 12

 

Developmental Requirements:

ENG 111:

  • ENG 002

State Co-Requisites ENG 011

Complete the Kaplan Entrance Exam at Mayland Community College and receive benchmark score in reading of 60% and an overall benchmark score of 55%. Scores from other testing facilities are not accepted.  

OTHER EXPENSES: Students in the Nursing program will be required to buy uniforms and shoes. Additionally, students should be prepared to pay for costs associated with achievement tests, photocopying, transportation to clinical sites, and additional graduation expenses are required. Total additional costs for the program are estimated at $2,000.

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