Practical Nursing (LPN) Courses

Award: Diploma
Credits: 46.5
Program Start: Fall, Spring

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

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

2022–2023 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

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

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Term 0 — Prerequisites
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Minimum B- grade required.
4 $859.00
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Minimum B- grade required.
4 $898.00
ENG-105 Composition I
Minimum C- grade required.
3 $630.00
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions *
Minimum C- grade required.
2 $420.00
HSC-168 Nurse Aide **
Minimum C- grade required.
3.5 $982.00
Total Credits 16.5

Chemistry prerequisite: In addition to the listed prerequisite coursework, students must have completed two semesters of high school chemistry or CHM-122 Introduction to General Chemistry with a minimum C- grade to be eligible for acceptance in the nursing program. See Admissions Requirements for more information.

* HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions must be taken at Hawkeye Community College

** HSC-168 Nurse Aide must be completed through an accredited college or show proof of CNA Registry. Applicants will need to provide an official transcript showing successful course completion or work with Admissions to confirm being on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry.

Students must achieve an 80% in all non-prerequisite courses required to complete the program.

Term 1
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $630.00
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra -OR- 4 $840.00
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4 $840.00
Math Elective
PNN-115 Introduction to Nursing 4 $840.00
PNN-116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2 $2190.00
PNN-117 Nursing Clinical I 8WK1 1 $410.00
PNN-118 Nursing Clinical II 8WK2 1 $210.00
PNN-122 Introduction to Pharmacology 2 $420.00
PNN-216 Health Promotion & Maintenance Across the Lifespan 2 $420.00
Total Credits 15

Term 2
BIO-151 Nutrition 3 $630.00
PNN-214 Basic Health Alterations A 8WK1 3 $630.00
PNN-215 Basic Health Alterations B 8WK2 3 $630.00
PNN-218 Nursing Clinical III 8WK1 1 $275.00
PNN-219 Foundations of Nursing Skills Lab 2 $420.00
PNN-221 Nursing Clinical IV 8WK2 1 $270.00
PNN-319 Issues and Trends in Practical Nursing Leadership 8WK2 2 $453.00
Total Credits 15

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $840.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $630.00
MAT-156 Statistics 3 $630.00
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $840.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $840.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $840.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

Course calculations are based on 2022–2023 tuition and fees and course fees.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisor

Last Names: A – L

Mary Reding
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
Email Mary Reding
Schedule an appointment with Mary Reding

Last Names: M – Z

Vic Palmer
Tama Hall 105i
319-296-2329 ext.1481
Email Vic Palmer
Schedule an appointment with Vic Palmer

Nursing Administrative Chair

Tiffany Meike
Tama Hall 110
Email Tiffany Meike

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Bartz
Tama Hall 110
Email Brenda Bartz


Science and Health Sciences

Dr. Gene Leutzinger, DNP
Tama Hall 110B
Email Dr. Gene Leutzinger

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