Nursing

Make a real difference in patients' lives.

 

Practical Nursing - Diploma

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Practical Nursing - 36 credit Diploma
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Estimated Costs for this Major

Tuition/Fees:$7,485
Tools:$500
Books/Supplies:$1,200
Total:$9,185
PREREQUISITE
Acceptance to the Practical Nursing Program

Please review the program application packet carefully for admission requirements.
Practical Nursing Application Packet Acrobat

0 cr
 
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ENGL2515
College Writing I
This course involves expository writing based on experience, direct observation, research and reading with emphasis on critical thinking skills, rhetorical strategies, and style. (Meets MnTC Goal 1) (Prerequisites: A minimum score of 78 on the Reading Comprehension portion of the ACCUPLACER basic skills test or a minimum score of 18 on the English subject area of the ACT test or successful completion of ENGL0528) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
PSYC1115
Lifespan Development
Students will explore theories of human development to understand the connections and relationships of stages of growth from conception to late adulthood. Genetics; prenatal development and birth; physical, cognitive and psychosocial development from birth through late adulthood; and dying, death, and bereavement will be examined. (Fulfills MnTC Goals 5 and 7) (Prerequisite: none) (3 credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
12 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
HEAL1701
Practical Nurse 1
This course is designed to provide theoretical principles to support: informatics/technology, managing care, nursing judgement/evidence based care, patient/relationship centered care, professional identify/ethical behavior, quality improvement, safety and teamwork caring for patients in a long term care setting with chronic stable health care needs. The focus of introductory course is on upon completion, students will identify basic concepts/roles and responsibilities of a practical nurse. (7 credits: 7 lecture/0 lab/clinical)

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7 cr
HEAL1702
Practical Nurse 1 Clinical/Lab
This course is designed to introduce practical nursing student learning outcomes related to informatics/technology, managing care, nursing judgment/evidence based care, patient/relationship centered care, professional identify/ethical behavior, quality improvement, safety and teamwork/collaboration. Experiences in the nursing laboratory and clinical setting provide students with basic knowledge to contribute to a nursing plan of care designed to promote, maintain, and restore optimal health in a long-term care setting caring for patients with chronic stable health care needs. Upon completion, students will apply introductory theoretical concepts to practical nursing skills and clinical judgement for diverse patients throughout the life span. (5 credits: 0 lecture/5 lab/clinical)

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5 cr
HEAL1801
Practical Nurse 2
This course is designed to provide theoretical principles to support practical nursing student learning outcomes related informatics/technology, managing care, nursing judgment/evidence based care, patient/relationship centered care, professional identity/ethical behavior, quality improvement, safety and teamwork/collaboration. The focus of this course is on pediatric, mental health, and chronic/acute medical-surgical patients. Upon completion, students will demonstrate understanding of complex theoretical concepts within the scope of practical nursing in readiness to provide appropriate clinical care. Clinical judgment for diverse patients throughout the life span to provide individualized, entry-level practical nursing care. (Prerequisite: HEAL1701 must be taken the semester (fall or spring) immediately prior to HEAL1801) (7 credits: 7 lecture/0 lab/clinical)

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7 cr
HEAL1802
Practical Nurse 2 Clinical/Lab
This course is designed to implement learning outcomes related to informatics/technology, managing care, nursing judgment/evidence based care, and patient/relationship centered care, professional identity/ethical behavior, quality improvement, safety and teamwork/collaboration. Experiences in nursing lab and clinical setting provide advanced knowledge to contribute to a nursing plan of care designed to promote, maintain, and restore optimal health for patients with basic to complex health care needs in various settings. Focus is on pediatric, mental health, and chronic/acute medical-surgical patients. Upon completion, students will integrate complex theoretical concepts with practical nursing skills and clinical judgment for diverse patients throughout the life span to provide individualized, entry-level practical nursing care. (Prerequisite: HEAL1701 must be taken the semester (fall or spring) immediately prior to HEAL1801) (Corequisite: HEAL1801) (5 credits: 0 lecture/5 lab)

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5 cr
 
24 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 36



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