Practical Nursing (LPN) Courses

Award: Diploma
Required number of credits: 45
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.

2018–2019 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

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

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

General education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
Course meets 100% online.
Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.
Course meets the first 8 weeks of the semester.
Course meets the second 8 weeks of the semester.

Students must achieve a minimum "B" grade in all prerequisite courses and BIO-173 and a minimum "C" grade in all other courses required to complete the program.

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Prerequisites
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $748.00
ENG-105 Composition I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions 2 $528.00
PNN-100 Nursing Assistant * 3 $611.00
Total Credits 12

* PNN-100 must be completed through an accredited college. Applicants will need to provide an official transcript documenting successful CNA completion.

Semester 1
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
MAT-156 Statistics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- 4 General education course $748.00
Math Electives
PNN-115 Introduction to Nursing Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $748.00
PNN-116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 2 $2068.00
PNN-117 Nursing Clinical I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 1 $326.00
PNN-207 Introduction to Pharmacology Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $561.00
Total Credits 17

Semester 2
BIO-151 Nutrition Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
PNN-311 PN Issues and Trends Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course meets the second 8 weeks of the semester. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 1 $187.00
PNN-330 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course meets the first 8 weeks of the semester. 5 $935.00
PNN-332 Lifespan and Health Promotion and Mental Well-Being Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 2 $374.00
PNN-333 Medical-Surgical Nursing II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course meets the second 8 weeks of the semester. 5 $935.00
Total Credits 16

Math Electives
MAT-122 College Algebra Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 5 General education course $935.00
MAT-128 Precalculus Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $561.00
MAT-210 Calculus I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-216 Calculus II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-219 Calculus III Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

Pre-Health Program Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1079
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Program Chair

Shawn Buhrow
Grundy Hall 173
319-296-4026
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Student Success Specialist

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Pre-Health Student Success Specialist

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 245
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Administrative Assistant

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4013
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Interprofessional Health and Safety Services

Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
319-296-4457
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