Practical Nursing AAS
The Associate of Applied Science Practical Nursing Program (PN) is a 60-semester credit, 16-month program of study. The purpose of the program is to educate nurses who will provide patient care as Licensed Practical Nurses in structured healthcare settings. Students receive classroom and clinical training in acute care, long term care, clinics, medical offices, and a variety of community settings. In addition, PN students receive education and experience in intravenous therapy and management.
Mission & Goals
In accordance with the mission of Lewis-Clark State College, the Practical Nursing Program exists to prepare students to assume entry-level positions as licensed practical nurses. Through a dynamic curriculum, the nursing faculty stimulates a commitment to lifelong learning, challenging students to pursue academic excellence and to provide high quality, nursing care, grounded in the principles of nurse caring.
The purposes of the Practical Nursing Program include:
- Prepare practical nurses to contribute to the well-being of the rural population in our service area through nurse caring and the roles of caregiver, patient educator, and healthcare team member.
- Provide a foundation for advancement to baccalaureate nursing education.
- Stimulate in students a thirst for professional growth and life-long learning.
- Prepare graduates who are sensitive to human diversity in an ever-changing global environment.
Lewis-Clark State College is accredited by the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).
Admission and Degree Requirements
- Completion of pre-program requirements at LCSC or an accredited university or college.
- Submission of completed Application to the Division of Nursing and Health Sciences. See the division web site (www.lcsc.edu/nursing) for admission criteria (TOEFL, GPA, entrance test, prerequisite and support coursework) and deadlines. Non-refundable fee must accompany application. Admission is competitive with a limited number of spaces each year.
- Transfer students must submit course descriptions of prerequisite and support courses with application to determine equivalency.
- Applicable policies and information are located in the NHS Student and the Pre-Program Policies and Information Handbook on the Division web page.
General Education Core
|COMM-101||PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH||3.00|
|Mathematical Ways of Knowing|
|MATH-123||MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART||3.00|
|Scientific Ways of Knowing|
|BIOL-252||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I||4.00|
|CHEM-105||GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY||4.00|
|Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing|
|Select one of the following:||3.00|
|INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES|
|PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS|
|PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS|
|INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY|
|HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION|
|HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION|
|UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865|
|UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865|
|DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS|
|HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS|
|AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT|
|INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY|
|INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY|
|CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS|
|C.N.A. (current certification)|
|Practical Nursing Support Courses|
|BIOL-253||HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II||4.00|
|Practical Nursing Courses|
|PN-100||FOUNDATIONS OF PRACTICAL NURSING||2.00|
|PN-104||PRACTICAL NURSING THEORY I||4.00|
|PN-105||PRACTICAL NURSING PRACTICUM I||3.00|
|PN-106||PRACTICAL NURSING SKILLS LAB I||1.00|
|PN-200||PRACTICAL NURSING THEORY II||2.00|
|PN-201||PRACTICAL NURSING SKILLS LAB II||1.00|
|PN-205||PRACTICAL NURSING PRACTICUM II||5.00|
|PN-210||MENTAL HEALTH NURSING THEORY||2.00|
|PN-250||PRACTICAL NURSING THEORY III||4.00|
|PN-255||PRACTICAL NURSING PRACTICUM III||5.00|
|PN-261||MATERNAL HEALTH THEORY||2.00|
|PN-262||CHILD HEALTH THEORY||2.00|
|PN-266||IV THERAPY LAB FOR THE PRACTICAL NURSE||1.00|
|Select 1 elective credit||1|
A minimum grade of "C" is required in each nursing and nursing support course. Students receiving a grade of "C-" or below are required to repeat the course and earn a "C" or better. In the case of NU courses, students must apply for reentry to the program.
|Practical Nursing Support||4|
|Practical Nursing Courses||35|