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Practical Nursing Certificate

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Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a three semester Certificate in Practical Nursing and enter the workforce. Students explore knowledge and skills of safe patient-centered nursing care. This program is for students whose primary goal is practical nursing to assist in providing general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist. The program prepares students for careers in long term care facilities, clinics, home care, doctors' offices, and some hospitals. Graduates of the program receive a certificate in practical nursing and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (PN NCLEX®). 

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000 www.acenursing.org

Larimer Practical Nursing Program is NOT accredited by a National Nursing Accreditation agency. Attendance at a non-accredited nursing school may make you ineligible to attend an accredited nursing school.

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First Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEN EDUBIO 106 or BIO 201 and BIO 202

4

ENG 121English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:7
Semester Note: First Semester courses are required and must be taken prior to program admittance. You should complete the Practical Nursing Program application process prior to declaring as a practical nursing student and take Semester 2 and Semester 3 as a full-time practical nursing student.

Second Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 101Pharmacology Calculations

1

NUR 102Alterations in Adult Health I

4

NUR 103Basic Health Assessment for the Practical Nurse

1

NUR 105Practical Nursing Arts and Skills

6

NUR 110Pharmacology for Practical Nursing

3

NUR 116Basic Concepts of Geriatric Nursing

1

NUR 170Clinical I

3

Total Credit Hours:19
Semester Note: You must complete this program as a full-time nursing student beginning in Semester 2. Contact an advisor regarding your scheduling needs.

Third Semester

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your award and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Course NumberTitleCredits
NUR 104Alterations in Adult Health II

5

NUR 111Advancement into Practical Nursing

1

NUR 113Basic Concepts of Maternal-Newborn Nursing

2

NUR 114Basic Concepts of Pediatric Nursing

2

NUR 115Basic Concepts of Mental Health Nursing

1

NUR 171Clinical II

2

NUR 172Clinical III

1

NUR 173Clinical IV

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Total Credit Hours: 43