Practical Nursing (PN)

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Program Summary


This curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the vocation of Practical Nursing. The curriculum includes theory coordinated with related clinical experience in the nursing care of patients as defined in the Illinois Nurse Practice Act.

The SCC LPN program has had 8 years of 100% pass rate for our students that take the LPN NCLEX examination.

Upon satisfactory completion of the one-year program, the student will be eligible to write the NCLEX-PN Examination for Practical Nurses.

Current BLS Healthcare Provider Certification must be held current through the completion of the program.

 

Program Guide


Practical Nursing (PN 2127)

 

Admission Requirements


A minimum GPA of 2.5 and a 60% score or higher on the TEAS exam is required.

The Practical Degree Nursing Program has specific admission requirements due to enrollment limitations imposed by physical facilities, state requirements and related criteria. All applicants for the Practical Nursing Program will be selected based upon the criteria outlined below:

  1. The prospective student must obtain an admission packet from the Nursing Department (618-634-3282; 800-481- 2242) or from this webpage.
  2. The applicant must submit application materials to the nursing department by the date designated in the admission packet.
  3. The applicant must successfully complete the admission examination “Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) for Registered Nursing from the Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC (ATI).” with a 60% score or higher (Given in the Testing Center).
  4. The applicant must be able to prove physical fitness for the program of study by submitting a completed Shawnee Community College Physical Form.
  5. Admission to the Practical Nursing Program is conditional pending successful completion of prerequisite courses.
  6. The applicant must submit to a criminal background check and drug testing after admission into the program.

Successful Completion of the PN program allows a student to apply for the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Interested students should seek advisement.

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Courses


PrerequisitesCredit Hours
BIO 115Human Biology5
BIO 221Anatomy and Physiology I*4
BIO 222Anatomy and Physiology II4
ENG 111English Composition I3
HLT 116Nutrition3
TOTAL HOURS19
*Prerequisite course BIO 115 Human Biology
First Semester - SummerCredit Hours
PN 114Growth and Development2
PN 121Fundamentals of Nursing2
PN 128Nursing Procedures2
TOTAL HOURS6
Second Semester - FallCredit Hours
PN 115Clinical Nursing I (First 8 weeks)2
PN 116Clinical Nursing II (Second 8 weeks)2
PN 125Introduction to Mental Health1
PN 126Introduction to Pharmacology3
PN 129Medical-Surgical Nursing3
PN 170Geriatric Nursing2
TOTAL HOURS13
Third Semester - SpringCredit Hours
PN 117Obstetric Clinical1
PN 119Clinical Nursing III3
PN 131Nursing Care of Mother and Newborn2
PN 132Nursing Care of the Child2
PN 133Pharmacology2
PN 137Medical-Surgical Nursing II2
TOTAL HOURS12

Prerequisites

PrerequisitesCredit Hours
BIO 115Human Biology5
BIO 221Anatomy and Physiology I*4
BIO 222Anatomy and Physiology II4
ENG 111English Composition I3
HLT 116Nutrition3
TOTAL HOURS19
*Prerequisite course BIO 115 Human Biology

First Year

SUMMER SEMESTER#colspanCredit Hours
PN 114Growth and Development2
PN 121Fundamentals of Nursing2
PN 128Nursing Procedures2
TOTAL HOURS6
FALL SEMESTERCredit Hours
PN 115Clinical Nursing I (First 8 weeks)2
PN 126Introduction to Pharmacology3
PN 129Medical-Surgical Nursing3
TOTAL HOURS8
SPRING SEMESTERCredit Hours
PN 117Obstetric Clinical1
PN 131Nursing Care of Mother and Newborn2
PN 132Nursing Care of the Child2
PN 133Pharmacology2
TOTAL HOURS7

Second Year

FALL SEMESTERCredit Hours
PN 116Clinical Nursing II (Second 8 weeks)2
PN 125Introduction to Mental Health1
PN 170Geriatric Nursing2
TOTAL HOURS5
SPRING SEMESTERCredit Hours
PN 119Clinical Nursing III3
PN 137Medical-Surgical Nursing II2
TOTAL HOURS5

 

Possible Career Opportunities


Major employers include hospitals, Community Health Providers (Skilled Care Homes, Home Health Agencies, Hospice, Clinics, Health Care Providers’ Offices), Federal and State government institutions.

 

Accreditation


Effective May 20, 2020, the practical nursing program at Shawnee Community College located in Ullin, Illinois is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on May 20, 2022.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

 

NCLEX


The Shawnee Community College nursing program meets the state education requirements to apply for the NCLEX-PN board exam and to apply for a Practical Nursing license in the states of Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky. Shawnee Community College has not determined if the Practical Nursing program meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

 

Contacts


Admissions and Advising

618-634-3200
Toll Free 1-800-481-2242
admissions@shawneecc.edu

Kayla Sauerbrunn

Division Chair
618-634-3217
kaylas@shawneecc.edu

Amanda Hannan

Dean of Allied Health and Nursing
618-634-3277
amandah@shawneecc.edu