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Workforce Development

Continuing Education


Practical Nursing certificate is approved by:

Kansas State board of Nursing
900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
www.ksbn.org
(785) 296-4929

Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing Program prepares students for entry into the healthcare system as a Licensed Practical Nurse in just under a year. The Garden City Community College Department of Nursing Education faculty and students believe at the completion of the program the graduates will have the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and abilities needed to practice safely and effectively. As an entry level practical nurse, the graduate will be able to meet the client’s basic needs throughout the lifespan requiring promotion, maintenance, and/or restoration of health. Upon successful completion of this program the students will be awarded a certificate, and will then be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination to become Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN).

Course Outline

Prerequisites PN Course # Credit
Anatomy & Physiology I BIOL-211 4
Anatomy & Physiology II BIOL-212 4
General Psychology PSYC-101 3
Development Psychology EDUC-110 3
Interpersonal Comm. SPCH-113 3
College Skills Develop. PCDE-101 1
Intermediate Algebra* MATH-107 4
PN Fall Semester 16 hours
KSPN Foundations of Nursing PNRS-100 4
KSPN Pharmacology PNRS-101 3
KSPN Foundations of Nursing Clinical PNRS-102 2
KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing I PNRS-104 4
KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical I PNRS-105 3
PN Spring Semester 14 hours
KSPN Maternal Child Nursing PNRS-111 2
KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical II PNRS-112 3
KSPN Mental Health Nursing PNRS-113 2
KSPN Medical Surgical Nursing II PNRS-114 4
KSPN Maternal Child Clinical PNRS-115 1
KSPN Gerontology Nursing PNRS-116 2
Upon Completion eligible for PN Certificate 48 hours

* Appropriate math course determined on an individual basis by the director following Compass Math Placement Test.

**Courses must be completed by the semester indicated or before.