Health Diploma Three Semesters, No Summer Term Spring semester entry Practical Nursing—Extended NCC’s Practical Nursing—Extended program was developed to provide a more flexible option for students with other family and work responsibilities. The Practical Nursing—Extended program prepares you to provide comprehensive care for clients’ physical and psychosocial needs. Nursing courses provide basic knowledge and skills in the medical-surgical, geriatric, maternity, pediatric, and mental health nursing areas. Courses also focus on care giving, communication, teaching, professional, and managerial roles. Local health facilities provide the opportunity to participate in supervised clinical experience. Your acceptance to the Practical Nursing—Extended program is contingent upon successful completion of a nursing application packet and the program entrance assessment and HESI A2. In addition, you must have a high school diploma (with a 2.0 grade point average) or a High School Equivalency Diploma. You must also complete prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or higher. You also need three years of science completed at the high school or post high school level (with a grade of “C” or better). An academic background in life sciences is recommended. You must hold a 75-hour Certified Nurse Aide Certificate prior to taking Fundamentals of Nursing, PNN659. A health assessment, current immunization records, child and dependent adult abuse, criminal background check, and the CPR for healthcare providers course is required before you can begin clinical practice. To become a Licensed Practical Nurse, you must pass the NCLEX (license) exam. Practical Nursing—Extended graduates have exceptional pass rates for the NCLEX-PN exam. _P_re_r_e_q_u_i_s_it_e_s__________________________________________9_ Course # Title Credits The following prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the Spring semester. HSC113-E Medical Terminology 2 BIO165-A Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 BIO167-A Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 1 Elective Math* 3 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r______________________________________1_4_ PNN648-C Nursing Concepts I 2 BIO170-A Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 BIO172-A Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1 PNN659-C Fundamentals of Nursing 8 _F_a_ll_ S_e_m__e_s_t_e_r ________________________________________1_3_ BIO151-A Nutrition 3 PNN660-C Practical Nursing IA 6 PNN650-C Nursing Concepts IIA 1 ENG105-A Composition I 3 _S_p_ri_n_g_ _S_e_m__e_s_te_r_______________________________________9_ PNN661-C Practical Nursing IB 5 PNN654-C Nursing Concepts IIB 1 _P_S_Y_1_2_1_-_A______D__e_ve_l_o_p_m_e_n_t_a_l _P_s_y_c_h_o_lo_g_y__________________3_ *You may select any math course with a suffix of A. To advance or graduate in the Extended Practical Nursing Program you must receive a “C” or above in all coursework. 81 For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.nwicc.edu/compliance.
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