Practical Nursing Course Outline

1st Trimester 

  Class Hours
 Personal and Vocational Concepts60
 Anatomy and Physiology96
 Fundamentals of Nursing150
 Human Growth and Development36
 Pharmacology 130
 Intravenous Therapy39
 Geriatric Nursing69
 Total480

Classroom hours for 1st  trimester are 8:00am – 2:30pm Monday thru Friday. 

 2nd Trimester

  Class HoursClinical HoursTotal Hours
 Pharmacology 235 35
 Adult Health Nursing I119168287
 Behavioral Health452873 
 Simulation40 40
 Nursing of Children45 45
Total284196480

3rd Trimester 

  Class HoursClinical HoursTotal Hours
 Adult Healthl Nursing II116152268
 Pharmacology 335 35
 Simulation40 40
 Maternal & Newborn Nursing392463
 Nursing of Children Clinical 2424
 Nursing Leadership50 50
Total280200480

Classroom hours for 2nd and 3rd trimesters are 8:00am – 3:30pm.  In the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, clinicals are generally scheduled for 6:45am – 3:15pm.  However, this may vary dependent upon the clinical site and course.  Friday classes are scheduled as needed. 

IV Therapy principles are integrated.  Upon program completion, the graduate is qualified to become IV certified upon licensure.

Tentative schedules will be posted in advance so that students can plan ahead to meet their other obligations.   Reserve Fridays for on-campus study in the second and third trimester.

NOTE:  Changes in the syllabus may be made by the instructor and will be communicated in class.