Nursing: Practical Nursing (LPN)

Practical Nursing Courses

Award: Diploma
Required number of credits: 45
Program Start: Fall, Spring

The Practical Nursing program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

2016–2017 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General Education courses

Required Background Screenings to Participate in Clinicals

As a student in a health program at Hawkeye Community College you will be required to complete the following background screenings to participate in clinicals:

  • a criminal background check,
  • sex offender registry,
  • child abuse registry, and
  • dependent adult registry.

The outcome could possibly affect your opportunities to participate in the clinical setting.

Program Notes

  • You must be CPR certified and have a health physical on file at Hawkeye prior to the first day of clinical course work.

  • You must achieve a minimum "B" grade or better in prerequisite courses BIO168, ENG105, and HSC108 and pass PNN100.

  • You must achieve a minimum "B" grade in BIO173 and a minimum "C" grade in all other courses required to complete the program.

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 $674.00
ENG105 Composition I 3 $505.50
HSC108 Introduction to Health Professions 2 $337.00
PNN100 Nursing Assistant 3 $580.50

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Total Credits 12
Semester 1
BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/Lab 4 $674.00
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $505.50
Math Electives 3  
PNN115 Introduction to Nursing 4 $674.00
PNN116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2 $1518.00
PNN117 Nursing Clinical I 1 $307.50
PNN207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 17
Semester 2
BIO151 Nutrition 3 $505.50
PNN214 Basic Health Alterations A 3 $505.50
PNN215 Basic Health Alterations B 3 $505.50
PNN216 Health Promotion and Maintenance Across the Lifespan 2 $337.00
PNN217 Nursing Clinical II 4 $722.00
PNN311 PN Issues and Trends 1 $168.50

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Total Credits 16
Math Electives
MAT102 Intermediate Algebra 4 $674.00
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $842.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $674.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics 3 $505.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $674.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $674.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $674.00

Course Cost Calculation:
2016–2017 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Student Success Specialist: Pre-Health

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Student Success Specialist: Health Science

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Pre-Health Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-2329 ext.1079
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Program Chair

Shawn Buhrow
Grundy Hall 173
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Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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