Nursing – Practical, Advanced Certificate

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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. The NCLEX-PN pass rate is 100% every year 2013-2018. The program completion is approximately 60% and job placement is 100%.

Program eligibility standards apply; consult a KCC advisor.

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being 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.

The practical nursing certificate program at Kankakee Community College located in Kankakee, Illinois, is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing certificate program is: Initial Accreditation.
View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

The following achievement data is provided to demonstrate the preparedness of KCC's Practical Nursing graduates:

  • NCLEX-PN pass rate: 100% (2013-19)
  • Program completion average: Approximately 60%
  • Current job placement: 100%

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

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

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

 

Communication Course

3 Credits

Spring semester

PNUR 1140Practical Nursing II

10 Credits

PNUR 1262Practical Nursing Pharmacology II

2 Credits

Communication Course

3 Credits

Summer term

PNUR 1316Practical Nursing III

6 Credits

PNUR 1491Practical Nursing Seminar

1 Credit

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