Practical Nursing (CRT.PN)

The Practical Nursing program is a three semester program including classroom, skills laboratory, and clinical experience in a variety of healthcare agencies. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate may apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Upon successful completion of the NCLEX-PN, the graduate may apply for PN licensure. Completion of the PN program does not guarantee PN licensure.

The program is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) and fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 850, Atlanta,GA 30326; Phone: 404-975-5000, Fax: 404-975-5020.

Acceptance

Acceptance is tentative pending completion/receipt of the following:


1. Completed Lake Land College nursing program physical exam, proof of immunizations, and current CPR certification. (Note: CPR and immunizations must remain current throughout the program).
2. Completed background check.
3. Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00.

Cost In addition to tuition and fees, costs for the PN program include: textbooks, uniforms, supplies, physical examination and immunizations, background check, drug screening and transportation to clinical experiences. Additional expenses upon successful completion of the program include NCLEX-PN test fees and PN license fees.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
PNC-049
Found of Nursing

PNC-049
Found of Nursing

An introduction to human anatomy and physiology beginning at the molecular level. Nutrition essentials are covered. These topics are related to nursing and disease prevention, promotion, maintenance and restoration.


Course Outline

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6.0
PNC-050
Practical Nursing I

PNC-050
Practical Nursing I

Introduces the Practical Nurse's role as care provider and member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. Includes concepts to provide a foundation for developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of the Practical Nurse.


Course Outline

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10.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
PNC-052
Practical Nursing II

PNC-052
Practical Nursing II

Further develops the Practical Nurse's role and the development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to promote, maintain, and restore health for diverse populations. Clinical assignments expose students to a variety of settings and progress from simple to complex.


Course Outline

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15.0
PNC-053
Basic Pharmacology I

PNC-053
Basic Pharmacology I

The nursing process and the role of drug therapy in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and treatment of disease provides the framework in this study of pharmacology and the administration of medication.


Course Outline

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2.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Summer Term
PNC-054
Practical Nursing III

PNC-054
Practical Nursing III

Continuation of PNC052 to further develop the Practical Nurse's role and development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to provide health promotion, maintenance, and restoration for diverse populations. Clinical assignments progress. Includes leadership and preparation for entering the workforce.


Course Outline

7.0
PNC-055
Basic Pharmacology II

PNC-055
Basic Pharmacology II

Continuation of PNC053. The nursing process and the role of drug therapy in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and treatment of disease provides the framework in this study of pharmacology and the administration of medication.


Course Outline

1.0

Semester Totals

8.0

Total Program Hours

41.0