Nursing, Practical Nurse - Technical Certificates


The Practical Nursing Program is committed to providing a student learning environment that encourages and assesses critical thinking, clinical competence, professional accountability, and effective communication skills.  We believe these attributes will prepare our graduates to pass the NCLEX-PN, and utilize the nursing process to identify basic needs of the client, provide safe and skillful therapeutic care in simple nursing situations while collaborating with members of the multidisciplinary health care team.

Students who need information regarding tuition, fees, and length of the nursing program may contact the Director of Practical Nursing Program, Susan White, at 913-288-7456 and/or the Transition Specialist, Maggie McCoy, at 913-288-7543. The Practical Nursing Program is designed to prepare students to function as entry-level practical nurses.  Course work is directed toward assisting graduates to pass the National Council of Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. The program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  Applications are due November 15th for the spring semester and June 15th for the fall semester.  Should these days fall on a weekend, the application will be due the Friday prior to the deadline dates. For specific criteria and procedures for admission, consult a Counselor or the Director of Practical Nursing Program.

Students must complete the 48 hours for the program to be eligible to take the PN licensure exam.  A minimum C grade in all course work is required. (See the section on course descriptions for more specific information).

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses.  It is the student’s responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.  

Contacts


Dr. Shirley Wendel - Dean of Allied Health and Nursing

Susan White - Director of Practical Nursing

Maggie McCoy - Transition Specialist

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. See exemptions

Gainful Employment Statistics

Nursing, Practical Nurse

Courses

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
Natural and Physical Science Requirement
BIOL0143 Human Anatomy & Physiology (with lab)
5
Total
5
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements
PSYC0101 Psychology
3
PSYC0203 Human Development
3
Total
6
Total General Education Requirements
13
Practical Nursing Requirements
Admission Requirement Certified Nurse Aid Certificate
Admission Requirement CPR Certificate
Semester One
KSPN0102 Foundations of Nursing
4
KSPN0104 Foundations of Nursing Clinical
2
KSPN0124 Maternal Child Nursing
2
KSPN0126 Maternal Child Clinical
1
KSPN0128 Gerontology Nursing
2
KSPN0130 Mental Health Nursing
2
NUPN0134 Theory Application through Assessment and Simulation
3
Total
16
Semester Two
KSPN0106 Medical Surgical Nursing I
4
KSPN0108 Medial Surgical Nursing I - Clinical
2
KSPN0110 Pharmacology
3
KSPN0120 Medical Surgical Nursing II
4
KSPN0122 Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical
3
NUPN0132 Leadership for the Practical Nurse
2
Total
18
Total Program Credits
47
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