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.
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.
Practical Nursing Program Handbook Spring 2019
Graduates are employed in long term care facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, clinics, acute care hospitals, group homes, child care facilities, and school nursing.
According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the state of Minnesota is $20.68 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 11.3%, a very high-growth career.
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|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|HLTH 1106||Medical Terminology||2|
|HLTH 1110||Nursing Assistant||3|
|MATH 1003||Math Applications Nurses||2|
|PNSG 1250||Intro Practical Nursing||1|
|PNSG 1254||Nursing Foundations||4|
|PNSG 1262||Nursing Concepts I||5|
|PNSG 1266||Clinical Care I||1|
|PNSG 1270||Transition to Practice||1|
|PNSG 1274||Maternal / Newborn||1|
|PNSG 1278||Invasive Nrsing Therapies||2|
|PNSG 1282||Nursing Concepts II||6|
|PNSG 1286||Clinical Care II||5|
|BIOL 2252||Anatomy & Phys I||3|
|BIOL 2254||Anatomy & Phys II||3|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3|
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.
The Northland Community & Technical College Practical Nursing Program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2500. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarentee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
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