Isothermal Community College

Health and Public Services

Course Requirements

PRACTICAL NURSING – DIPLOMA (D 45 66 0)

Curriculum Description

The Practical Nursing curriculum provides knowledge and skills to integrate safety and quality into nursing care to meet the needs of the holistic individual which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. 

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes safe, individualized nursing care and participation in the interdisciplinary team while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics. 

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

Course Requirements
RequirementsCourse NameClass HoursLab HoursClinical HoursCredit Hours
General Education Requirement ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
General Education Requirement PSY 150 General Psychology 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 7 0 9 10
Required Core Course Requirement NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 6 0 9 9
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 122 Success & Study Skills 0 2 0 1
      Total Required Hours 45

*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 may take ACA 115 instead of ACA 122.

**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.