Nursing – Practical, Advanced Certificate

PNUR.CRT.C73

Program Overview

Practical Nursing is a one-year certificate program designed to prepare individuals to assume the roles and responsibilities of the practical nurse. Consult a KCC advisor or the “Information on Health Career Programs” handout for program entry requirements. Upon successful completion of the program, the individual is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. 

Program eligibility standards apply; consult a KCC advisor.

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Additional Program Information

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen, and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer: adult, child & infant or AED).

The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs will be the Associate in General Studies.

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; telephone: 404-975-5000; fax: 404-975-5020; email: info@acenursing.org; website: www.acenursing.org.

Program Eligibility

Program eligibility/application process - Consult this information for steps to apply and enroll in a health program, deadlines, eligibility worksheets, and essential physical capabilities and functions.

Program Requirements

Major Courses

PNUR 1138Practical Nursing I

8 Credits

PNUR 1241Practical Nursing Pharmacology I

1 Credit

PNUR 1140Practical Nursing II

10 Credits

PNUR 1262Practical Nursing Pharmacology II

2 Credits

PNUR 1316Practical Nursing III

6 Credits

PNUR 1491Practical Nursing Seminar

1 Credit

Total Credit Hours:28

General education

BIOL 1564Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

4 Credits

or

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

and

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

The biology course(s) must be completed prior to PNUR 1140.

Choose two

ENGL 1413Fundamentals of Writing

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:10-14

Total Credit Hours: 38

Required Course Sequence

Fall semester

PNUR 1138Practical Nursing I

8 Credits

PNUR 1241Practical Nursing Pharmacology I

1 Credit

 

BIOL 1564Intro to Anatomy & Physiology

4 Credits

or

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

and

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

 

Communications Course

3 Credits

Spring semester

PNUR 1140Practical Nursing II

10 Credits

PNUR 1262Practical Nursing Pharmacology II

2 Credits

Communications Course

3 Credits

Summer term

PNUR 1316Practical Nursing III

6 Credits

PNUR 1491Practical Nursing Seminar

1 Credit

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 38
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour $147.00
$5,586.00
Course Fees:
BIOL 1564 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology1 20.00
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 5.00
ENGL 1613 English I2 5.00
PNUR 1138 Practical Nursing I 197.00
PNUR 1140 Practical Nursing II 185.00
PNUR 1241 Practical Nursing – Pharmacology I 158.00
PNUR 1262 Practical Nursing – Pharmacology II 20.00
PNUR 1316 Practical Nursing III 100.00
690.00
690.00
Books:
BIOL 1564 Intro to Anatomy & Physiology1 426.40
ENGL 1413 Fundamentals of Writing 84.95
ENGL 1613 English I2 121.60
PNUR 1138 Practical Nursing I 762.85
PNUR 1241 Practical Nursing-Pharmacology I 286.60
1,682.40
1,682.40
Supplies:
Equipment Pack – Purchased in KCC Bookstore (included with book price for PNUR 1138) 46.50
     IV Kit  
 58.50
 
105.00

          105.00 
Uniform
Unisex top * 27.95
Unisex pants * 16.95
Lab coat (unisex)* 28.95
Stethoscope * 58.20
White nursing shoes 54.00
Wrist watch with second hand * 29.95
Clinical Badge (1st free, Replacement - $5) 0.00
216.00
216.00
Additional Program Costs
A2 Entrance Exam Fee (per attempt) 37.00
CPR Certification
53.00
Background Check and Drug Screening 68.00
Physical Examination/Tests/Etc. 385.00
543.00
543.00
Additional End-of-Program Costs
Exit Exam** 0.00
NCLEX PN Application 298.00
Fingerprinting for NCLEX Application 54.00
Nursing Pin 20.00
372.00
372.00
TOTAL $9,194.40
1 May take BIOL 2644 (Anatomy & Physiology I) and BIOL 2654 (Anatomy & Physiology II) instead of BIOL 1554. The course fee is $25 for each course. The same textbook is used for both courses. The cost is $447.85.
2 May also choose ENGL 1623 (English II) or SPCH 1553 (Introductory Speech). The course fee is $5 for ENGL 1623. There is no fee for SPCH 1553. The textbook cost for ENGL 1623 is $103.00 and $137.60 for SPCH 1553.
* These items are ordered in the KCC Hammes Bookstore. Prices for the remaining items in this section vary depending on where they are purchased.
** The first attempt and second attempt, if needed, are included in the course fee for PNUR 1316. Each additional attempt after that is $51.00.
All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.

Gainful Employment

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