Practical Nursing (LPN) Courses

Program Details
Award Diploma
Credits 46.5
Enrollment Full-time, Part-time
Program Start Fall, Spring

The part-time program option is fall start only.

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.

2023–2024 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to Self-Service > Student Planning to view your specific program requirements, your progress, and ensure proper registration. See Registering for Credit Classes for registration information and instructions.

Courses and costs are subject to change. See what's included in the cost calculation.

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Term 0 — Prerequisites
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Minimum B- grade required.
Must be completed no more than five years prior to beginning Term 1.
4 $891.00
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Minimum B- grade required.
Must be completed no more than five years prior to beginning Term 1.
4 $930.00
ENG-105 Composition I
Minimum C- grade required.
3 $652.50
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions
Minimum C- grade required.
Must be taken at Hawkeye.

Effective for Fall 2024 program admission, this course will no longer be a prerequisite.
O 2 $435.00
HSC-168 Nurse Aide *
Minimum C- grade required.
3.5 $1001.25
Total Credits 16.5
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,909.75

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-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
PNN-115 Introduction to Nursing 4 $870.00
PNN-116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2 $2203.00
PNN-117 Nursing Clinical I 8WK1 1 $417.50
PNN-118 Nursing Clinical II 8WK2 1 $217.50
PNN-122 Introduction to Pharmacology 2 $510.00
PNN-216 Health Promotion & Maintenance Across the Lifespan 2 $435.00
Math Elective 3
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $5,305.50
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $2,043.00

Term 2
BIO-151 Nutrition 3 $652.50
PNN-214 Basic Health Alterations A 8WK1 3 $652.50
PNN-215 Basic Health Alterations B 8WK2 3 $652.50
PNN-218 Nursing Clinical III 8WK1 1 $217.50
PNN-219 Foundations of Nursing Skills Lab 2 $475.00
PNN-221 Nursing Clinical IV 8WK2 1 $217.50
PNN-319 Issues and Trends in Practical Nursing Leadership 8WK2 2 $468.00
Total Credits 15
Total Tuition + Course Fees: $3,335.50
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: $73.00

Math Electives
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra 4 $870.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts 3 $652.50
MAT-121 College Algebra 4 $870.00
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 $870.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $652.50
MAT-156 Statistics 3 $652.50
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 $870.00
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 $870.00
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 $870.00

Cost Calculations

Calculations are based on 2023–2024 resident tuition and fees and course fees.

Cost calculations are provided for informational purposes only and are not a guarantee of charges.

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees per credit hour × course credits + course fee (if applicable).

Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation

Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.

If more than one course can be taken to fulfill the requirement, the first course listed is used in the total tuition and fees calculation.

Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied Calculation

Remaining course fees after tuition has been subtracted.

Students must apply for, be awarded, and meet the ongoing eligibility requirements for the Last-Dollar Scholarship.

See the Last-Dollar Scholarship Award Calculation

Additional costs not included in the cost calculations:

Contact Information

Academic/College Success Advisors

Last Names A–M

Kelly Kobliska
Student Services
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1624
Email Kelly Kobliska

Last Names N–Z

Vic Palmer
Hawkeye Center 208
319-296-4014 ext.1481
Email Vic Palmer

Nursing Chair

Jewell Jones
Grundy Hall 204G
Email Jewell Jones

Administrative Assistant

Vickie Bogart
Tama Hall 110
Email Vickie Bogart


Science and Health Sciences

Troy Moran, Ed. D
Tama Hall 110B
Email Troy Moran

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