Practical Nursing

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are prepared to give direct patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or a physician. Employment areas include nursing homes, extended care facilities, physicians’ offices, medical clinics, hospitals, and home health agencies. The PN program prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN Examination). Students that successfully complete the IV Therapy for LPNs course are eligible for IV certification by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN); 3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, GA 30326; 404.975.5000; www.acenursing.org.

All applicants to the PN Program must be certified as a nurse aide (CNA) or have completed a medical assistant (MA) program.

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Admission Information

2016-2017 Practical Nursing Student Handbook

2015-2016 Practical Nursing Student Handbook

Gainful Employment Information
Note: The Gainful Employment Information page provides data representative of the previous calendar year. As such, tuition and other information may differ from that of current or future years. This information is updated each January.

 

2016-2017 Program Details

Full-Time (M-Th, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

  • 8/22/2016 – 6/15/2017 (plus two additional weeks for NCLEX-PN Preparation)

Part-Time (T, Th 5-9 p.m., and weekends)

  • 1/10/2017 – Spring 2018

 

Pre-Requisite 2016–2017 Dates

BIO 106 Part-Time (T, Th 5-9 p.m.)

  • 8/23/2016 – 10/11/2016

BIO 106 Part-Time (T, Th 12-4 p.m.)

  • 10/18/2016 – 12/15/2016

BIO 106 Part-Time (T, Th 5-9 p.m.)

  • 1/10/2017 – 4/27/2017

BIO 106 Part-Time (Online)

  • 9/26/2016 – 11/18/2016
  • 2/27/2017 – 4/27/2017

HPR 178 Part-Time (W 5-9 p.m.)

  • 8/24/2016 – 9/14/2016

HPR 178 Part-Time (W 12-4 p.m.)

  • 10/19/2016 – 11/9/2016

HPR 178 Part-Time (W 5-9 p.m.)

  • 1/11/2017 – 2/1/2017

HPR 178 Part-Time (Online)

  • 9/26/2016 – 9/20/2016
  • 2/27/2017 – 3/17/2017

 

Program Cost

  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 930.00
  • Total Credit Hours: 39.00
  • Cost per Credit: $211
  • Prerequisite Credit Hours: 5.00
  • Cost per Prerequisite Credit: $110
  • Additional Fees: $936
  • Estimated Program Cost: $9,165 + $848 for prerequisites ($223 for HPR 178 and $625 for BIO 106) (books may add to your final cost)

 


Courses

Code Course Credits
NUR 101 Pharmacology Calculations 1.00
NUR 102 Alterations in Adult Health I 4.00
NUR 103 Basic Health Assessment for the Practical Nurse 1.00
NUR 104 Alterations in Adult Health II 5.00
NUR 105 PN Arts and Skills 6.00
NUR 110 Pharmacology for Practical Nursing 3.00
NUR 111 Advancement into Practical Nursing 1.00
NUR 113 Basic Concepts of Maternal-Newborn Nursing 2.00
NUR 114 Basic Concepts Pediatric Nursing 2.00
NUR 115 Basic Concepts of Mental Health Nursing 1.00
NUR 116 Basic Concepts of Geriatric Nursing 1.00
NUR 131 Clinical I: Application of Practical Nursing Arts & Skills when Caring for Adult Patients 3.00
NUR 132 Clinical II: Application of Adult Health 2.00
NUR 133 Clinical III: Application of Basic Concepts of Maternal-Newborn and Pediatric Nursing 1.00
NUR 134 Clinical IV: Advanced Applications in Adult Health 3.00
NUR 201 IV Therapy for LPNs 3.00
BIO 106 Basic Anatomy and Physiology (prerequisite course) 4.00
HPR178 Medical Terminology (prerequisite course) 1.00

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