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.

2019–2020 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 Academic Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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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BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I E 4 $782.00
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3 $586.50
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions 2 $391.00
PNN-100 Nursing Assistant * 3 $784.50
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 E 4 $782.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- O E 3 $586.50
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra -OR- 4 $782.00
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4 $782.00
Math Elective
PNN-115 Introduction to Nursing 4 $782.00
PNN-116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2 $2147.00
PNN-117 Nursing Clinical I 1 $448.50
PNN-207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3 $586.50
Total Credits 17

Semester 2
BIO-151 Nutrition O E 3 $586.50
PNN-311 PN Issues and Trends 8WK2 O E 1 $195.50
PNN-330 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 8WK1 5 $977.50
PNN-332 Lifespan and Health Promotion and Mental Well-Being 2 $391.00
PNN-333 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 8WK2 5 $977.50
Total Credits 16

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $782.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $586.50
MAT-156 Statistics O E 3 $586.50
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $782.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $782.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $782.00

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

Christen Everett
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1079
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Program Chair

Shawn Buhrow
Grundy Hall 173
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Student Success Specialist

Vic Palmer
Grundy Hall 140
319-296-2329 ext.1481
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Administrative Assistant

Linda Butler
Grundy Hall 135
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Interprofessional Health and Safety Services

Dr. Gene Leutzinger, DNP
Grundy Hall 135
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