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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Practical Nursing Diploma

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For more information please see the Nursing Education Program Overview .


The purpose of the practical nursing program is to prepare the graduate to assume the responsibilities and the skills required to assist under the direction of a registered nurse or other provider.

Note: This diploma is available at Columbus, Grand Island and Kearney

Suggested Sequence of Courses  

Subtotal: 27

Basic Achievement Requirements

All graduates with a diploma will meet minimum achievements for math, writing and reading. Graduates can meet the requirement by:
Note: Scores for specific health program admission may vary from the scores listed. Please see the program director for more specific information.

   1. Acquiring appropriate Mandatory Assessment Placement (MAP) scores in math, writing and reading.
  2. Completing the following courses:
    a. MATH 0980 Math Essentials with a C or above.
    b. ENGL 0970 Reading & Writing Essentials II with a C or above.

General Education Core Requirements

All graduates with a diploma will complete a minimum of 9 credits of General Education from the following:

  • GEN ED Group A: Communications 3 credit(s)
    (Required: ENGL 1010 )
  • GEN ED Group B: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 6-12 credit(s)
    (Required: *BIOS 1250  AND *BIOS 1260  OR BIOS 2250  AND BIOS 2260  AND *CHEM 1000  OR CHEM 1050 )
  • GEN ED Group C: Career and Life Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy or E: Global Awareness 6 credit(s)
    (Required: NUTR 1470  AND PSYC 2890 )
    *Do not count towards ADN Program

Subtotal: 15-21

Total Credits for Practical Nursing Diploma: 42-48

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