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
||Name of Course
|Structure and Function
||Diet and Nutrition
||Introduction to Nursing
||Fundamentals of Nursing
||Geriatric Nursing I
||Geriatric Nursing I Clinical
||Medical Surgical Nursing I
||Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical
||Psychiatric Nursing Clinical
||Maternity Nursing Clinical
||Pediatric Nursing Clinical
||Medical Surgical Nursing II
||Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical
||Geriatric Nursing II
||Geriatric Nursing II Clinical
||Medical Surgical Nursing III Clinical
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
- Physician’s Office
- Rehabilitation Centers
- Pediatric Wards
- Home Health Providers
- Hospice Facilities
- Psychiatric wards
- Drug Rehab Facilities