Practical Nursing
Diploma Program
Program Description
The Practical Nursing diploma program is designed to prepare students to write the NCLEX-PN for licensure as practical nurses. The program prepares graduates to give competent nursing care. This is done through a selected number of academic and occupational courses providing a variety of techniques and materials necessary to assist the student in acquiring the needed knowledge and skills to give competent care. A variety of clinical experiences are planned so that theory and practice are integrated under the guidance of the clinical instructor. Program graduates receive a Practical Nursing diploma and have the qualifications of an entry-level practical nurse.
Program Specific Information
See Webpage for Entrance Dates for Oakwood and Forsyth Campuses.

Additional Entrance Requirements:
See Program Webpage for requirements.
Admissions Requirements
• Must be 18 years of age.
• High school diploma or GED is required prior to admission.
  (Official transcripts or GED scores must be submitted from all colleges and/or high schools attended for credit.)
• ASSET Testing, or submit SAT, ACT, CPE, or COMPASS test scores.
• Program Length: 5 Semesters; Campus Availability: Oakwood, Forsyth.
Financial Aid
This program is eligible for the Pell Grant, and may be eligible for Institutional and State Financial Aid. Contact a Financial Aid Counselor for eligibility requirements and application materials.
Basic Skills
ENGL1010Fundamentals of English I 3
MATH1012Foundations of Mathematics 3
PSYC1010Basic Psychology 3
Program Specific Core (48 semester hours)
ALHS1011Structure/Function- Human Body 5
ALHS1060Diet & Nutrition for ALHS 2
PNSG2010Intro Pharm/Clinical Calc 2
PNSG2030Nursing Fundamentals 6
PNSG2035Nursing Fundamentals Clinical 2
PNSG2210Medical Surgical Nursing I 4
PNSG2220Medical Surgical Nursing II 4
PNSG2230Medical Surgical Nursing III 4
PNSG2240Medical Surgical Nursing IV 4
PNSG2310Med/Surg Nursing Clinical I 2
PNSG2320Med/Surg Nursing Clinical II 2
PNSG2330Med/Surg Nursing Clinical III 2
PNSG2340Med/Surg Nursing Clinical IV 2
PNSG2250Maternity Nursing 3
PNSG2255Maternity Nursing Clinical 1
PNSG2410Nursing Leadership 1
PNSG2415Nursing Leadership Clinical 2

Total Hours