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 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 Name Contact Hours
Fall Term  
PRN 0098: Practical Nursing Foundations Theory 225
PRN 0098L: Practical Nursing Foundations Clinical 300
Total:  525
   
Spring Term  
PRN 00379: Medical-Surgical Nursing Theory 245
PRn 0379L: Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical I 280
Total: 525
   
Summer Term  
PRN 0690: Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills Theory 110
PRN 0690L: Comprehensive Nursing and Transitional Skills Clinical 40
PRN 0384L: Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical II 150
Total: 300

 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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