Practical Nursing C.A.

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Practical Nursing C.A.

Department: Practical Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 50 credits

The practical nursing program at SCC teaches students to provide direct care for patients through classroom and campus laboratory work as well as on-site training in hospital, geriatric and other health care settings.

The practical nursing program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Employment of practical nurses is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. However, completion of this program does not guarantee licensure. The state board may refuse licensure to applicants who may jeopardize the well-being of Missouri citizens.

"The Missouri State Board of Nursing may refuse to issue any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required pursuant to this chapter for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection 2 of this section. (1-14) 1990." RSMO 335.066.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements (17 credits)
Communication ENG 096 Developmental Writing II 3
ENG 101 English Composition I
Social Science PSY 101 Into to Psychology 3
SOC 151 or Gerontology or 3
SOC 251 or Aspect of Aging or
PSY 225 Psychology of Aging
Natural Science BIO 250A/250B Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 251A/251B Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Core Course Requirements (33 credits)
NPN 100 Personal & Vocational Concepts 1
NPN 101/111/121 Fundamentals of Nursing 7
NPN 102/112 Maternal Child Nursing 6
NPN 151/161/171 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 11
NPN 152/162/172 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 8
Total Required Hours: 50 credits

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