Isothermal Community College

Applied Sciences and Technologies

Course Requirements

PRACTICAL NURSING – DIPLOMA (D 45 66 0)

Curriculum Description

The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults.

Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is requires for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/ home health facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices.

Course Requirements
Requirements Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Clinical Hours Credit Hours
General Education Requirement ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
General Education Requirement PSY 110 Life Span Development * 3 0 0 3
Required Core Course Requirement NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 7 6 6 11
Required Core Course Requirement NUR 102 Practical Nursing II 8 0 12 12
Required Core Course Requirement NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 6 0 12 10
Other Major Required Courses BIO 168 A&P I 3 3 0 4
Other Major Required Courses BIO 169 A&P II 3 3 0 4
Other Required Hours ACA 115 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
      Total Required Hours 48

*Students may take PSY 150 and PSY 241 instead of PSY 110 in order to have college transfer courses for General Education and Other Major Required courses.

**Students must complete all developmental courses as required based on placement test scores prior to entering the program, including DMA 040 and 050, both of which contain content for Introductory Algebra.