Students will receive supervised learning experience in caring for individuals in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long term care facilities, and physician clinic settings.
The Practical Nursing (PN) program prepares students to practice within the scope of practical nursing under the supervision of a registered nurse. The student is taught to use the nursing process at the practical nurse level in the maintenance of health and prevention of illness, the observation and nursing care of persons experiencing changes in health status, and the administration of prescribed medication and treatments.
Students will receive supervised learning experience in caring for individuals in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long term care facilities, and physician clinic settings. The successful Licensed Practical Nurse possesses excellent communication skills and abilities essential to safe and effective nursing practice as part of a health care team. The program prepares interested students for future continued education in the nursing field. The Minnesota Board of Nursing officially approves the Practical Nursing program.
After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for the Practical Nurse.
Student Handbook Fall 2015
Employment opportunities have experienced a major expansion in recent years. Graduates are currently employed in acute-care hospitals, state hospitals, long-term care facilities including nursing homes and rehabilitation hospitals, clinics and physicians' offices, group homes and child care centers, health care and public health agencies, armed services, school nursing, industry and private homes.
The employment outlook for licensed practical nurses in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 22.6%, a very high growth career.
Get started today by talking to a Northland Admissions Representative about connecting your educational goals to a Practical Nursing career path.
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|HLTH 1106||Medical Terminology||2 credits|
|HLTH 1110||Nursing Assistant||3 credits|
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|MATH 1003||Math Applications Nurses||2|
|PNSG 1200||Concepts of Nursing||2|
|PNSG 1202||Nursing I||4|
|PNSG 1204||Nursing I Skills||3|
|PNSG 1208||Maternal Child Health||2|
|PNSG 1210||Nursing II||5|
|PNSG 1212||Nursing II Skills||1|
|PNSG 1214||Nursing Pharmacology||2|
|PNSG 1218||PN Clinical I||4|
|PNSG 1220||Psychosocial Nursing||3|
|PNSG 1222||Nursing III||4|
|PNSG 1228||PN Clinical II||5|
|PNSG 1232||Advanced IV Therapy||1|
|PNSG 1234||Nursing Roles||1|
|BIOL 2252||Anatomy & Phys I||3|
|BIOL 2254||Anatomy & Phys II||3|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3|
|MATH 1110||College Algebra||3|
|PSYC 2201||Developmental Psychology||3|
|G6: Human/Fine Arts Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below )||3|
Area of Interest Elective Course Options
For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|G6: Humanities/Fine Arts Electives|
|PHIL 1102||Intro to Ethics||3|
|PHIL 2210||Morals and Medicine||3|
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Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
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