3400 | Practical Nursing (PN)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) provide basic nursing care under the direction of Registered Nurses (RNs) and doctors. LPNs find employment in any setting where basic care is needed, including nursing homes and extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, correctional facilities, and private homes. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for LPNs will grow by as much as 25 percent through 2022.

SFSC’s Practical Nursing (PN) program makes it possible for students to earn an occupational certificate in practical nursing and become eligible to take the NCLEX-PN exam in about one year. Through classroom study, laboratory exercises, and clinical experiences, students learn about nursing theory, body structure and function, administering medical, medical/surgical nursing, and geriatrics.

Through classroom study, laboratory exercises, and clinical experiences in diverse health care settings, students acquire the knowledge, attitude, and nursing skills needed to be successful in their profession. Students learn about nursing theory, body structure and function, administering medication, medical/surgical nursing, and geriatrics.

Courses are as follows:

Course NameContact Hours
First Year: Fall Term 
Introduction to Nursing Theory135
Introduction to Nursing Clinical255
Body Structure and Function (Theory)60
Vocational Adjustments I and Health (Theory)30
  
First Year: Spring Term 
Administering Medicines (Theory and Clinical)55
Medical-Surgical Nursing Theory160
Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical121
Geriatrics144
  
Summer Term 
Vocational Adjustments II (Theory)30
Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical120
Care of Childbearing Family/Community100
Care of Childbearing Family/Community Clinical60

 Students must maintain an overall grade of 75 or higher in each nursing course. Theory and clinical grades are computed separately.

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