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2024-25 Catalog 
    Jun 15, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog

Practical Nursing (PN)

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Offered only at PCC’s Southwest Campus, Mancos

Career Information

The Practical Nursing Program is designed to prepare safe practitioners to administer basic nursing care and/or assist with care of patients of various health status and ages within the province of practical nursing as defined by law. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work under the direction of physicians and registered nurses to care for sick, injured, and convalescent. The Practical Nursing Program prepares you to provide safe, therapeutic, and competent nursing care in some hospitals and other healthcare settings. You may also work as an entry level patient-care manager.

Note: A background check and drug screen is required to be officially admitted into the program. A felony, loss of license, administrative disciplinary proceeding for negligence, malpractice, recklessness, or willful or intentional misconduct may prohibit entrance into the program and/or eligibility to sit for licensure exams.



Total Credits: 43

General Education (7 credits)

Core Requirements (36 credits)

Admission Requirements:

An applicant may be IN PROGRESS for Nurse Aide courses as of the end of the fall semester OR be a CNA in good standing without stipulation.

NOTE: Nurse Aide courses or certification must be within seven (7) years.

TEAS Total Score is required and must be 58% or higher.

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