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Practical Nursing 

Program Overview

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program prepares students for a rewarding career and provides the knowledge and hands-on experience required to take the PN National Council Licensure Exam.  This 13-month, intensive, full-time program provides comprehensive lectures and clinical rotations at a variety of hospitals and healthcare facilities. The program requires the students to complete 1,328 clocked hours of instruction. Upon successful completion, students receive a Practical Nurse Diploma. 

The Practical Nursing Program is offered twice a year in May and September. 

Practical Nurse Program Course List

Course Code Name of Course Clock Hours
NAS-112
Structure and Function 138
HLT-133 Pharmacology 114
HLT-116 Diet and Nutrition 24
NUR-111 Introduction to Nursing 48
NUR-114 Fundamentals of Nursing 130
NUR-115 Geriatric Nursing I 30
NUR-116 Geriatric Nursing I Clinical 40
NUR-121 Medical Surgical Nursing I 126
NUR-122 Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical 80
NUR-129 Psychiatric Nursing 48
NUR-130 Psychiatric Nursing Clinical 40
NUR-125  Maternity Nursing 48
NUR-126  Maternity Nursing Clinical 40
NUR-127 Pediatric Nursing 48
NUR-128  Pediatric Nursing Clinical 40
NUR-123  Medical Surgical Nursing II 102
NUR-124 Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical 80
NUR-131 Geriatric Nursing II 48
NUR-132  Geriatric Nursing II Clinical 40
NUR-133  Medical Surgical Nursing III Clinical 64
Total Hours    1328 
Introduction to Sociology 
Introduction to Sociology 
Introduction to Sociology 

Employment Outlook & Earning Potential

Nursing is a career field that is among the highest demand occupations in the United States. Nurses are an essential part of the healthcare system and there are projections that 117,300 more jobs will be available for licensed practical nurses between 2014 and 2024 (which is an employment growth rate of 16 percent, which is higher than most occupations). Skilled nursing facilities and general medical and surgical hospitals employ the largest percentage of licensed practical nurses (LPNs), followed by physician offices and home health care services.  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual wage of Licensed Practical Nurses is $43,170.00* and 80% of all LPNs salaries range from $32,040.00 to $59,510.00. 

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition

Multiple Career Options

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Physician’s Office
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Pediatric Wards
  • Home Health Providers
  • Hospice Facilities
  • Psychiatric wards
  • Drug Rehab Facilities


Global Health College

6101 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703.212.7410
Toll Free: 866.440.3535
Fax: 703.212.7414

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