Students in the Practical Nursing program will receive supervised experience in caring for clients in a variety of health care settings including hospital, long term care, clinic, and childcare.
Nursing is a growing field with multiple career opportunities. Practical Nursing is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for students to enter the world of nursing. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) may provide care for persons of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home care, hospice, camp nursing and occupational nursing. The program offers both part-time and full-time enrollment options.
Students in the Practical Nursing program will receive supervised experience in caring for clients in a variety of health care settings including hospital, long term care, clinic, and childcare. Students are taught to practice within the scope of practical nursing while under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
LPN's use critical thinking and technical skills to assist clients to meet their physical and psychosocial needs. LPN's administer medications and perform treatments. LPN's use a variety of medical equipment, such as IV pumps, syringes, cardiac monitors, diagnostic testing devices and computers.
As a graduate of the Practical Nursing program, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam for the Practical Nurse.
Student Handbook Fall 2015
Graduates are employed in long term care facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, clinics, acute care hospitals, group homes, child care facilities, and school nursing.
The employment outlook for licensed practical nurses in the state of Minnesota from 2010 to 2020 is 30.4%, a very high growth career.
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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 1234||Nursing Roles||1|
|BIOL 2252||Anatomy & Phys I||3|
|BIOL 2254||Anatomy & Phys II||3|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3|
|PSYC 2201||Developmental Psychology||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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