Nursing/Practical Nurse - Certificate

Program Code - CIP Code: KSPN.TCERT/51.3901
Credits Required: 60
Academic Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
Contact: healthprofessions@kckcc.edu
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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.

The 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. Students must complete the program requirements with a grade of C or better to be eligible to take the PN licensure exam. 

Approved

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • This is a selective admission program. Application to the program does not constitute admission. 
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA and completion of pre-requisites.
  • TEAS Score of 58 or above
  • Application deadline is June 15 for Fall start and November 15 for Spring start.
  • Active status in Kansas as a Certified Nurse Aide.
  • Contact program for application, full requirements and program-specific advising.

Practical Nursing Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0143 OR
BIOL 0141 AND
BIOL 0271 AND
BIOL 0272
Human Anatomy and Physiology OR
Human Anatomy and Lab AND
Physiology* AND
Physiology Lab*
5-8
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
PSYC 0203 Human Development* 3
KSPN 0102 Foundations of Nursing 4
KSPN 0104 Foundations of Nursing Clinical 2
KSPN 0107 Nursing Care of Adults I 5
KSPN 0108 Nursing Care of Adults I Clinical 2
KSPN 0121 Nursing Care of Adults II 5
KSPN 0123 Nursing Care of Adults II Clinical 2
KSPN 0124 Maternal Child Nursing 2
KSPN 0126 Maternal Child Nursing Clinical 1
KSPN 0128 Caring of Aging Adults 2
KSPN 0130 Mental Health Nursing 2
KSPN 0132 Leadership, Roles & Issues 2
NUPN 0134 Theory Application through Assessment and Simulation 3
KSPN 0115 Fundamentals of Pharmacology & Safe Medication Administration 2
Total Hours for a Practical Nursing Technical Certificate 45-48
* See course syllabi for prerequisites.

Course Sequence

Course Credit Hours

Prior to Admission

BIOL 0143 OR
BIOL 0141 AND
BIOL 0271 AND
BIOL 0272
Human Anatomy and Physiology OR
Human Anatomy and Lab AND
Physiology AND
Physiology Lab
5-8
PSYC 0101 Psychology 3
PSYC 0203 Human Development 3

Semester 1

 
KSPN 0102 Foundations of Nursing 4
KSPN 0104 Foundations of Nursing Clinical 2
KSPN 0115 Fundamentals of Pharmacology & Safe Medication Administration 2
KSPN 0124 Maternal Child Nursing 2
KSPN 0126 Maternal Child Clinical 1
KSPN 0128 Caring of Aging Adults 2
KSPN 0130 Mental Health Nursing 2
NUPN 0134 Theory Application through Assessment and Simulation 3

Semester 2

 
KSPN 0107 Nursing Care of Adults I 5
KSPN 0108 Nursing Care of Adults I Clinical 2
KSPN 0121 Nursing Care of Adults II 5
KSPN 0123 Nursing Care of Adults II Clinical 2
KSPN 0132 Leadership, Roles & Issues 2
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