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 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.

Prerequisites
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 Gen Ed
ENG-105 Composition I Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions 2
PNN-100 Nursing Assistant * 3
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 Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 4 Gen Ed
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra -OR- 4
MAT-121 College Algebra -OR- 4
Math Elective
PNN-115 Introduction to Nursing 4
PNN-116 Introduction to Nursing Skills Lab 2
PNN-117 Nursing Clinical I 1
PNN-207 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
Total Credits 17

Semester 2
BIO-151 Nutrition Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
PNN-311 PN Issues and Trends Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 1
PNN-330 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 5
PNN-332 Lifespan and Health Promotion and Mental Well-Being 2
PNN-333 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 5
Total Credits 16

Math Electives
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 Gen Ed
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 Gen Ed
MAT-156 Statistics Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 Gen Ed
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 Gen Ed
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 Gen Ed

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