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Practical Nursing (LPN) Courses

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

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.

2017–2018 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.

Note: Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

◆ General education course
► Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.

Course Descriptions: Show All | Hide All

BIO168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 $711.00
ENG105 Composition I 3 $533.25
HSC108 Introduction to Health Professions 2 $483.50
PNN100 Nursing Assistant 3 $752.86
Total Credits 12

Semester 1
BIO173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 $711.00
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $533.25
MAT102 Intermediate Algebra -OR- 4 $711.00
Math Electives
PNN115 Introduction to Nursing 4 $711.00
PNN116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2 $1798.50
PNN117 Nursing Clinical I 1 $316.75
PNN207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 $533.25
Total Credits 17

Semester 2
BIO151 Nutrition 3 $533.25
PNN311 PN Issues and Trends ** 1 $177.75
PNN330 Medical-Surgical Nursing I * 5 $888.75
PNN332 Lifespan and Health Promotion and Mental Well-Being 2 $355.50
PNN333 Medical-Surgical Nursing II ** 5 $888.75
Total Credits 16

* First 8-Weeks
** Second 8-Weeks

Math Electives
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $888.75
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $711.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $533.25
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $711.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $711.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $711.00

Course Cost Calculation

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

The course cost calculation does not include:

Tracking Sheet

2016–2017 [pdf]

Student Success Specialist

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Program Chair

Shawn Buhrow
Grundy Hall 173
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Pre-Health Student Success Specialist

Kay Wenzel
Grundy Hall 285
319-296-2329 ext.1063
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Pre-Health Program Advisor

Heidi Hudson
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1079
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Department Secretary

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Interprofessional Health and Safety Services

Dr. Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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