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Practical Nursing C.A.
Applying is easy! We have an open-admission policy, which means if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent, you’re in and we can’t wait to see you in the halls.
Practical Nursing C.A.
Department: Practical Nursing
Total Credit Hours: 50 credits
What Is Practical Nursing C.A.?
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.
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.
In the state of Missouri, employees working as practical nurses earn a median annual wage of $45,030.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.
Practical Nursing Careers
SCC graduates with a Practical Nursing C.A. are employed in a broad range of careers including, but not limited to: community health nurse, home health aide, hospital nurse, licensed practical nurse (LPN), midwife, nurse practitioner, nurses aide, physicians office nurse, private nurse and school nurse.
|General Education Requirements (13 credits)|
|Communication||ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|Social Science||PSY 101||Into to Psychology||3|
|SOC 151 or||Gerontology||3|
|SOC 251 or||Aspect of Aging|
|PSY 225||Psychology of Aging|
|Natural Science||BIO 200A/B||Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology for SCC Practical Nursing Students||4|
|Core Course Requirements (33 credits)|
|NPN 100||Personal & Vocational Concepts||1|
|NPN 101/111||Fundamentals of Practical Nursing Theory/Lab||5|
|NPN 102/112/122||Practical Nursing Across the Lifespan I Theory/Lab/Clinical||9|
|NPN 151/161/171||Practical Nursing Across the Lifespan II Theory/Lab/Clinical||9|
|NPN 152/162/172||Practical Nursing Across the Lifespan III Theory/Lab/Clinical||9|
|Total Required Hours: 46 credits|
Suggested Schedule Planning
|BIO 200A/B||Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology for SCC Practical Nursing Students||4|
|Spring Semester (18 credits)|
|NPN 100 (1st 8 weeks)||Personal & Vocational Concepts||1|
|NPN 101/111 (1st 8 weeks)||Fundamentals of Practical Nursing Theory/Lab||5|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|NPN 102/112/122 (2nd 8 weeks)||Practical Nursing Across the Lifespan I Theory/Lab/Clinical||9|
|Summer Semester (6 credits)|
|PSY 101*||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|SOC 151* or||Gerontology I||3|
|SOC 251* or||Aspects of Aging|
|PSY 225*||Psychology of Aging|
|Fall Semester (18 credits)|
|NPN 151/161/171 (1st 8 weeks)||Practical Nursing Across the Lifespan II Theory/Lab/Clinical||9|
|NPN 152/162/172 (2nd 8 weeks)||Practical Nursing Across the Lifespan III Theory/Lab/Clinical||9|
|Total Hours Required for Graduation: 46 credits|
*Course may be taken prior to admission into the Practical Nursing Program.
Related Majors, Degrees & Certificates
- Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
- Certified Medication Technician
- Certified Medication Technician Challenge Exam
- Certified Nurse Assistant
- Certified Nurse Assistant - Accelerated Program
- Certified Nurse Assistant Challenge Exam
- Clinical Supervisor
- Emergency Medical Science A.A.S.
- Exercise Science A.S.
- Health Information Management A.S.
- IV Therapy
- Level 1 Medication Aide - Biennial update
- Level 1 Medication Aide Train the Trainer Workshop
- Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR
- Medical Transcription Editor
- Nursing A.S.
- Occupational Therapy Assistant A.A.S.
- Patient Care Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
- Pre-Pharmacy A.S.
- Professional Medical Coding & Billing with Applied PCS
- Registered Nurse First Assistant
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.