Practical Nursing - LPN (PN12) Diploma

Program Description: The Practical Nursing 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 is 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.

Length of Program: Two (2) semester prerequisites, Three (3) semesters occupational courses

Locations Offered:
Moultrie (Veterans Parkway)

Entrance Dates: Beginning of each term for general education courses; however, applicants must attain an acceptable score on the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) exam and successfully complete all prerequisite courses (ALHS 1011 –Structure and Function of the Human Body, ALHS 1090 – Medical Terminology, ENGL 1010 – Fundamentals of English I, MATH 1012 – Foundations of Mathematics, PSYC 1010 – Basic Psychology, prior to beginning certain cohort occupational courses.

Program Admission: Students are admitted to occupational courses at the following sites during the listed terms: Spring Admissions: Bainbridge, Moultrie. Fall Admissions: Blakely, Thomasville, Tifton.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Contact the program advisor or admissions for details. Completion of prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission into the program. This program must be completed within 18 months of starting PNSG 2030. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 17 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Standardized achievement tests will be given. All students are required to participate in the standardized evaluation process. Failure to participate will result in failure of the course. American Heart Healthcare Provider CPR/First Aid Certification, Physical Exam, Drug Toxicology, and Criminal Background Check are required. A current Flu immunization, current vaccines, MMR vaccinations, and titers are required for clinicals.

Note: Those who have been arrested/convicted of a moral and/or legal violation of the law may not be allowed to complete the practicum requirements or granted permission to take the licensing examination.

Credits Required for Graduation: 60 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.Note: A bridge program to an Associate of Science in Nursing program exists.

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Accreditation Information: The Practical Nursing – LPN diploma program is approved by the Professional Licensing Boards Division Georgia Board of Nursing, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217-3858, Phone: 478-207-2440,

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1: General Education Courses (9 hours) 9
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
2: Institutional Credit (3 hours) 3
COLL 1500 Student Success 3
3: Occupational Courses 50
ALHS 1011 Structure/Function of Human Body 5
ALHS 1060 Diet/Nutrition for AH Services 2
ALHS 1090 MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences 2
PNSG 2010 Intro to Pharmacology/ClinCalc 2
PNSG 2030 Nursing Fundamentals 6
PNSG 2035 Nursing Fundamentals Clinical 2
PNSG 2210 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 4
PNSG 2220 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 4
PNSG 2230 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 4
PNSG 2240 Medical-Surgical Nursing IV 4
PNSG 2250 Maternity Nursing 3
PNSG 2255 Maternity Nursing Clinical 1
PNSG 2310 Medical-SurgicalNursingClin I 2
PNSG 2320 Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical II 2
PNSG 2330 Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical III 2
PNSG 2340 Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical IV 2
PNSG 2410 Nursing Leadership 1
PNSG 2415 Nursing Leadership Clinical 2
Occupational Courses (choose one) 2
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Faculty, Practical Nursing

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