Nursing: Practical Nursing, CAS

(This program may be offered at Lincoln County Campus dependent upon sufficient enrollment and resources.)


The focus of the practical nursing curriculum is to provide education leading to basic knowledge of the biological, physical, behavioral, psychological, and sociological sciences and of nursing procedures. This program uses standardized procedures in the observation and care of the ill, injured, and infirm; in the maintenance of health; in action to safeguard life and health, and in the administration of medications and treatments.

Upon completing of this program, students will be able to

  • Caring: Demonstrate caring presence and relationship-centered interactions to support the dignity and wellbeing of the client and family.
  • Diversity and Cultural Competence: Advocate for cultural competence and diversity.
  • Nursing Judgement: Demonstrate nursing judgment and prioritization of care, incorporating evidence-based practices and the nursing process to contribute to a holistic plan of nursing care.
  • Professional Identity: Uphold the practical nursing scope of practice within the ethical, legal and regulatory frameworks, demonstrating professional behaviors reflecting self-awareness, integrity, and lifelong growth and development.
  • Quality and Safety: Ensure safe, quality client care in collaboration with the interprofessional health team.
  • Communication: Apply effective communication strategies to support interpersonal relationships and collaboration.
Required Prerequisites (Any Semester)
First Semester Total: 14

1M 140 is an acceptible substitution.


Second Semester (Summer)


Second Semester Total: 14


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