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2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College 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

BIOS 1010-General Biology is a required pre-requisite for BIOS 2250-Anatomy & Physiology I unless BIOS 2250 has been successfully completed.

Suggested Sequence of Courses  

Subtotal: 21

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 Diploma: 35

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