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PRACTICAL NURSING

Curriculum Requirements

PN101 Medical Terminology
PN102 Math for Meds
PN103 Anatomy & Physiology I
PN104 Gerontological Nursing
PN105 Fundamentals of Nursing
PN201 Principles of Psychology
PN202 Pharmacology I
PN203 Anatomy & Physiology II
PN204 Medication Administration
PN205 Medical/Surgical Nursing
PN301 Computer Applications
PN302 Basic Nutrition and Diet Therapy
PN304 Mental Health Nursing
PN305 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing
PN306 Pharmacology II
PN401 Job Readiness NCLEX-PN Review
PN404 Maternal/Infant Nursing
PN405 Pediatric Nursing

Historically, nurses have been at the forefront of the medical field, always willing to lend a caring hand during times of great need and change. Today is certainly no exception.

The goal of the Practical Nursing program is to educate students to become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) so that they may perform a multitude of essential duties. LPNs provide basic bedside care, taking vital signs such as temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration. They monitor patients and report adverse reactions to medications and treatments. In addition, LPNs collect samples for testing, perform routine laboratory tests and provide a comfortable environment for the patient. Some LPNs can also supervise nursing assistant and aides.

Upon successful completion of the PN program, providing all requirements for graduation are met, the graduate will receive a diploma and will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical/Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse. Once this licensure is obtained, graduates can work in medical settings such as nursing care facilities, home health care centers, physicians offices and hospitals.

Professional Skills Institute is now accepting applications from interested individuals who are ready to make a difference and become a part of the esteemed profession of nursing.

The Practical Nurse (PN) day program schedule is presented over a period of 48 weeks. This period is divided into four (4) 12-week quarters. The Practical Nurse (PN) evening program is presented over a period of 72 weeks. This period is divided into six (6) 12-week quarters. A total of 1005 clock hours are spent in the classroom, 190 clock hours in lab, and 270 in clinical rotations. The total clock hours the student will receive for this program are 1465.