Nov 16, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Practical Nursing Diploma


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For more information please see the Nursing Education Program Overview .

Purpose


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: 24-25


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 scores in math, writing and reading.
  OR  
  2. Completing the following courses:
    a. MATH 0930 Practical Math OR MATH 0940 Pre-Algebra with a C or above.
    AND
    b. ENGL 0970 Reading & Writing Essentials II with a C or above.
  OR  
  3. Completing a 1000-level MATH or ENGL course with a D 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 8 credit(s)
    (Required: BIOS 2250  AND BIOS 2260 )
  • GEN ED Group C: Career and Life Skills, D: Information & Technology Literacy or E: Global Awareness 3 credit(s)
    (Required: PSYC 2890 )

Subtotal: 14


Total Credits for Practical Nursing Diploma: 38-39


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