Nursing: Practical Nursing (LPN)

Practical Nursing Courses

Award: Diploma
Required number of credits: 47
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time
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.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

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

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 "C" grade in all courses required to complete the program.

2015–2016 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Prerequisites
BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4 $638.00
ENG105 Composition I 3 $478.50
HSC108 Introduction to Health Professions 2 $319.00
PNN100 Nursing Assistant 3 $553.50

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Total Credits 12
Semester 1
BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 4 $638.00
MAT122 College Algebra -OR- 5 $797.50
Math Elective 3  
PNN115 Introduction to Nursing 4 $638.00
PNN116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2 $1323.00
PNN117 Nursing Clinical I 1 $159.50
PNN207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 $478.50

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Total Credits 19
Semester 2
BIO151 Nutrition 3 $478.50
PNN214 Basic Health Alterations A 3 $478.50
PNN215 Basic Health Alterations B 3 $478.50
PNN216 Health Promotion & Maintenance Across the Lifespan 2 $319.00
PNN217 Nursing Clinical II 4 $638.00

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Total Credits 15
Semester 3
PNN311 PN Issues and Trends 1 $159.50

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Total Credits 1
Math Electives
MAT102 Intermediate Algebra 4 $638.00
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3 $478.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $638.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $478.50
MAT156 Statistics 3 $478.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $638.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $638.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $638.00

Course Cost Calculation:
2015–2016 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
319-296-4013
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Program Advisor

Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 173
319-296-4457
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Dean

Candace Croft
Grundy Hall 135C
319-296-4432
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