Practical Nursing

Field of Study: 
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Credential Type: 
Associate Degree (Industry Test Required)
Length of Program: 
2 years
Classroom Cost: 

The Practical Nursing (PN) department offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Practical Nursing (AASPN). The first semester includes a pre-nursing Introduction to Nursing Course, with classroom theory and skill labs, and a Pharmacology for Nurses course. Students apply to the program during the fall semester they are enrolled in pre-nursing coursework. Upon admission to the program, (which begins in spring semester), students accompany nursing faculty into a variety of clinical settings as they learn about nursing care provided to adults and children in the classroom. Upon completion of the program, graduates apply to take the national council licensure exam (NCLEX-PN). Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, home health, mental and community settings under the direction of registered nurses and physicians.