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Curriculum – Practical Nursing

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First Year - First Term (Summer - 6 weeks)
ENG-105 Composition I* 3 s.h.
HSC-150 Body Structure and Function** 4 s.h.
OR Anatomy and Physiology I and II
PNN-603 Practical Nursing I 4 s.h.
11 s.h.
Second Term
PNN-604 Practical Nursing II 13 s.h.
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology* 3 s.h.
16 s.h.
Third Term
PNN-607 Practical Nursing III 13 s.h.
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology* 3 s.h.
16 s.h.
Total Program Hours 43 s.h.

* Prescribed support courses which may be taken prior to entering the nursing program. If a support course is being taken in the same sequence with a nursing course, both the support course and the nursing course must be successfully completed to continue in the program.
** Body Structure and Function must be completed within five years of beginning the nursing component of the curriculum.

NOTE: A current “Healthcare Provider (CPR) Certification” offered by the American Heart Association is required. The current certification/renewal needs to be completed prior to the fall term or any reentry into the program. A yearly TB test is also required prior to the Fall term or any reentry into the program. Students must be current with these requirements or will not be allowed in the clinical area.

Students seeking entrance into the nursing program should be aware that nursing courses with a clinical component may not be taken by a person

    1. who has been denied licensure by the Iowa Board of Nursing;
    2. whose licensure is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in any United States jurisdiction;
    3. whose license/registration is currently suspended, surrendered or revoked in another country due to disciplinary action.

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