Jul 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog

Practical Nursing-AAS

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Associate of Applied Science Degree Program - 95 Quarter Credit Hours

Not seeking to enroll students.

This 15-month Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for students to enter a challenging career in nursing. This high-quality education, provided by Registered Nurses and other highly skilled health care professionals, engage the student immediately beginning with nursing foundations, through clinical rotations, and finally a capstone course for NCLEX-PN examination review for state licensure (LPN). Employment opportunities include long-term care practice in nursing homes, hospitals, or rehabilitation centers, and acute care practice in hospitals, urgent care facilities, occupational care centers, or physician offices.  Upon graduation, students receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree. 

Program Objectives

The mission of the Practical Nursing Program is to prepare student nurses for professional nursing practice in the state of Indiana.  The program helps develop empathy and assists student nurses to express caring as a fundamental characteristic, which is vital to the nursing process.

The Practical Nursing Program promises to provide a learning environment that is responsive to the needs of a diverse student population and that stresses rigorous high quality education in caring, personalized atmosphere.  Behaviors such as critical thinking, strong work ethic, patience, and reflection on experience are all integral parts and form a basis for the practice of professional nursing.  This mission is congruent with the needs of all Indiana residents, which is to provide quality education, fulfill economic needs, help eliminate nursing deficits in healthcare, to provide cultural awareness, and to aid in the advancement for all citizens.

71 Credit Hours

24 Credit Hours

Program Specific Notes

Indicates a grade of ‘B-’ (80%) is required for successful completion of each core course for students enrolled in the Practical Nursing program. Please see the Core Courses  section of this Catalog for details.
Practical Nursing students must attain an 80% or better in each professional core course and a 73% or better in each non-core course in order to successfully complete the course and progress academically.
Program Length: The Practical Nursing-AAS program is 60 weeks in length and 1,336 clock hours.

Program Delivery: The Practical Nursing-AAS program is offered in residential or a combination of residential and distance learning instructional delivery formats.


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