Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing Courses

Award: Diploma
Program Start: Fall, Spring
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time

The Practical Nursing program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is from the current catalog year, organized in the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student, and is subject to change.

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

If you are a current student your program requirements may be different than those listed for the current catalog year. View your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and to search and register for classes.

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.

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 4
ENG105 Composition I 3
HSC108 Introduction to Health Professions 2

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Total Credits 9
Semester 1
BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 4
MAT122 College Algebra 5
PNN115 Introduction to Nursing 4
PNN116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2
PNN117 Nursing Clinical I 1
PNN207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3

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

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Total Credits 15
Semester 3
PNN311 PN Issues and Trends 1

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Total Credits 1

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 159
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Program Advisor

Valerie Millsap
Grundy Hall 158
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Candace Croft
Grundy Hall 159
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