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Practical Nursing (5657)

Vocational Certificate Program


This program is designed to prepare individuals for employment in beginning positions providing direct care to clients in hospitals, nursing homes, private homes and other health care facilities under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician.

Upon successful completion of the program graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination to qualify for licensure to practice as Licensed Practical Nurses.


Practical nursing is a selective access program. The program admits students in the fall and spring terms. Applicants must be at least 17 years of age and have earned a high school diploma or equivalency degree. An application for admission to the program must include the following:

  1. an application to the practical nursing program,
  2. a high school completion transcript or copy of GED® test scores,
  3. scores of the required pre-entrance test (A level-TABE), (test is scheduled through the North Campus assessment and certification center, 713-6014), and
  4. a current Basic Life Support (CPR) certificate (eight hour course).
Admission to this program is limited and is based on academic performance and other criteria. For information call 766-6581.

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Professional Courses
Course Number and Title
Contact Hours
*VPI 0100 Reading Skills
*VPI 0200 Mathematical Skills
*VPI 0300 Language Skills  
PRN 0930 Practical Nursing I 
PRN 0931 Practical Nursing II 
PRN 0932 Practical Nursing III 

*Students who have satisfactory test scores are not required to take these courses.

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