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Practical Nursing

Curriculum Description

The Practical Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills to provide nursing care to children and adults.

Students will participate in assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) which is required for practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, rehabilitation/long term care/home health facilities, clinics and physicians’ offices.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Diploma

D45660
NC CIP: 51.3901
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 101 Practical Nursing I 7 6 6 11
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 163
OR
Basic Anat & Physiology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 4 2 0 5
BIO 165
AND
Anatomy and Physiology I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (3) (0) (4)
BIO 166
OR
Anatomy and Physiology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (3) (0) (4)
BIO 168
AND
Anatomy and Physiology I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (3) (0) (4)
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (3) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 6
Credit Hours: 19

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
NUR 102 Practical Nursing II 8 0 12 12
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 12
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NUR 103 Practical Nursing III 6 0 12 10
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 12
Credit Hours: 10

Total Credit Hours: 44

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Additional admissions requirements:

  1. Completion of high school or college credits in biology and algebra.
  2. Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification at the healthcare provider level.
  3. Completion of program orientation requirements.
  4. Grade of C or better in all required related and program specific courses is mandatory for admission and progression in the Practical Nursing program.
  5. Completion of the Forsyth Tech Student Medical Form.
  6. Certification as a certified nurse assistant I (CNA I) from a state approved CNA program.

Program Information
In addition to traditional classroom instruction, students may also receive curriculum content through a variety of delivery technologies, including the Internet. Students who do not have personal computers with Internet access may use the computers in the college Learning Resource Center.

This program has limited enrollment. Students are chosen by scores attained on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) and a selective admissions process based upon completion of related courses (i.e. biology, English, psychology, etc.) with a grade of C or better. The Admissions Office can provide additional information on the selection process.

Readmission may be possible but requires reapplying and approval by the college.

Criminal Background Checks/Drug Screening
Clinical agencies require criminal background checks and/or drug screening for students assigned to their facility for clinical education. In addition, national and/or state registry and/or licensure boards may prohibit eligibility for registry or licensure based on criminal background records. Please refer to the Health Technologies section on www.forsythtech.edu.

D45660